RDC Queens basketball win fourth straight

Queens 79 Lions 63

Lions 89 Kings 86

The RDC Queens just keep rolling.

RDC picked up its fourth straight win in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s basketball play Friday night at the Gary. W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Second-year guard Amy Szymanek led the Queens to the 79-63 win over the Ambrose University Lions.

Szymanek picked up a double-double in the win, scoring 19 points and adding 12 rebounds. She also had four steals and one assists.

Harneet Sidhu also had a big game, scoring 18 points and adding six assists. Third-year guard Sandra Garcia-Bernal had a game-high 16 rebounds. Rookie Melin had a strong contest with 11 points and nine rebounds.

RDC shot nearly 40 per cent from the field and just over 70 per cent from the free throw line. They allowed 22 points by the Lions in the first quarter but held them to under 15 in the final three on the way to the win.

Tegan McArthur was the top scorer for Ambrose with 16 points.

The Queens host the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Saturday night at 6 p.m.

The RDC Kings valiant comeback came up just short against the Ambrose University Lions.

RDC outscored the Lions 28-19 in the fourth quarter but couldn’t overcome a 12-point deficit at halftime in the 89-86 loss.

Fifth-year Spencer Klassen led the Kings with 20 points, while Tyronn King had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jouvon Edison also had a solid game with 11 points and 10 boards.

Four of the Lions five starters hit double figures in the win, with Riley Cordwell and Nhail Phillip leading the way with 19 each.

The Kings host the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Saturday night at 8 p.m.

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