RDC Kings depth too much for Rustlers

The RDC Kings used their depth to defeat the Lakeland College Rustlers 97-62 in the Kings’s University College men’s basketball tournament on Thursday.

Kings 97 Rustlers 62

EDMONTON — The RDC Kings used their depth to defeat the Lakeland College Rustlers 97-62 in the Kings’s University College men’s basketball tournament on Thursday.

“We were a lot more disciplined than in last night’s game (a 96-69 presason win over the Augustana Vikings at Camrose),” said Red Deer College Kings coach Craig Behan.

“I thought we were better at both ends of the floor today and we had a more balanced attack in terms of getting everyone into the game.”

Joel Carroll paced RDC with 20 points, while Eric Bakker and Graeme McCallum each scored 15. Adam Weir chipped in with 14 rebounds.

“It’s always nice to beat Lakeland. We’ve had a bit of a rivalry with them over the years,” said Behan, whose team will meet either MacEwan or Concordia in a tournament semifinal tonight at 8 p.m.

Cougars 65 Queens 59

CALGARY — A day after losing by 19 points to the Camrose Augustana Vikings, the RDC Queens turned in a much better performance in a 65-59 loss to the Mount Royal University Cougars in the SAIT women’s basketball tournament on Thursday.

“Much better,” said Queens head coach Dawn Smyth. “We were able to forget about Wednesday and refocus against a very good Mount Royal team. The girls are starting to learn what works for them.”

The Queens outplayed the Cougars in three of the four quarters. It was only the second, which saw them outscored 23-9, that did them in. Trudie Lefurgey led the Queens with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Kim Njaa had nine points and four boards and Kai Youmans scored nine points. The Queens face The King’s University College of Edmonton at 4 p.m. today and Lethbridge College on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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