RDC Queens basketball playoff hopes take hit with loss to Rattlers

It was a game the RDC Queens needed to win, but Saturday afternoon they didn’t have their best in a crucial matchup with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers.

With the Queens trailing the Rattlers by two points in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division standings, Saturday marked a huge opportunity for RDC.

Instead, the Queens shot just 30 per cent from the field and turned the ball over 23 times in a 61-52 loss to the Rattlers. After a big win over Medicine Hat Friday, the loss Saturday also snapped a three-game win streak for the Queens.

“We knew we had to sweep these guys to give us a shot at playoffs. We played so well the previous three games to put us in a position like this, yeah, I feel like we let it slip through our hands,” said Queens coach Mandy Botham

Third-year guard Sandra Garica-Bernal was one of few bright spots for the Queens, putting up 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Second-year guard Harneet Sidhu was the Queens player of the game, posting 13 points with four made three-pointers. Off the bench, the Queens only got 10 points in the loss.

Despite the inefficient offensive performance, the Queens only trailed by four at half time. In the third quarter is where they really sagged on defence, as they were outscored 21-15.

“I’m just really disappointed in the way we played,” said Botham.

“Disappointed in our effort, our attitudes and we just didn’t play a team game. I didn’t recognize the Queens team on the court, which is frustrating because it’s not what we’ve worked so hard to become.”

The loss dropped the Queens to 7-8 on the season, with six games left on the year.

RDC will host the SAIT Trojans on Feb. 8.



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