RDC Kings Basketball fall in opener of ACAC Championships

The RDC Kings battled to the bitter end in the opening game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships in Lloydminster.

RDC got within a point of the University of Alberta-Augusta Vikings in the fourth quarter but foul trouble cost the Kings.

The Vikings eventually iced the game and earned an 85-75 victory. RDC went on an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 70-69 late only to see the Vikings hit 72.7 per cent of their free throws and close out the game.

Kings forward Ramiro Martinez Quintanilla Jimenez earned player-of-the-game honours with 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.

UAA limited RDC’s top scorer Spencer Klassen, to just 10 points on the night. Guard Malik Smith contributed 15 points and Eric Bakker added 14.

Friday the Kings will play the Ambrose University Lions at 1 p.m.



Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Cruel and sadistic: Central Alberta dog rescuers believe there are dog fighting rings in province

With the increased number of stolen dogs, some central Alberta rescuers are… Continue reading

Red Deer hospital expansion recognized in throne speech

Society for Hospital Expansion in Central Alberta calls for more details

UPDATED: “I want to be your premier again”: Rachel Notley

Premier Rachel Notley makes announcement on Tuesday morning

Mixed Nuts revue presented Saturday to kick off first Carole Forhan Theatrical Scholarship

Broadway songs, comedy skits are part of the Red Deer Players production

Let’s be heard ‘loud and clear’

During the banquet for Sunday’s Boston Bruins alumni game, NHL great Brian… Continue reading

Documentary on Colten Boushie case to open Toronto’s Hot Docs festival

TORONTO — A film examining the case of a young Indigenous man… Continue reading

Want to help bees? Plant flowering herbs

Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize… Continue reading

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’

GENEVA — A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it… Continue reading

Photos: Three moose spotted in Red Deer Tuesday

Three moose were spotted in Red Deer Tuesday morning. Red Deer resident… Continue reading

Andreescu rockets to No. 24 in WTA Tour rankings after Indian Wells title

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has rocketed to No. 24 in the WTA Tour… Continue reading

Canadian figure skaters looking to reach new heights at world championships

Nam Nguyen, Alaine Chartrand and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro all have… Continue reading

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is… Continue reading

Most Read