First-year RDC Queens guard Lauren Cardinal drives to the basket on Saturday against the Ambrose University Lions. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

RDC Queens beat Ambrose University Lions by 36

It was a textbook performance Saturday for the RDC Queens as the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season winds down.

RDC cruised past the Ambrose University Lions 85-49 and they were in control from the opening tip to the final buzzer.

The Queens had a 22-4 lead after the first quarter and then had a 46-16 advantage at halftime.

“We had a lot of different contributions from a lot of different people in a lot of different ways. Still would like to see some defence through the middle of the game,” Queens head coach Ken King said.

“I thought the third quarter we came out pretty flat. We allowed them to score very easy buckets, when we were just not moving our feet.”

The only quarter that gave the Queens trouble was the third, when the Lions outscored them 20-18, before RDC bounced back with a 21-point final quarter.

Third-year guard Eva Bonde led the way for RDC with 17 points and Sandra Garica-Bernal also had a strong night with 13 points and eight rebounds. Third-year forward Emily White had another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

While the starters were strong, it was the contributions off the bench that King was especially proud of including his first-year players Lauren Cardinal, Paige Schultz and Mallory Uskiw.

“I love that when the first-years go in, you know they’re always going to work hard. They might make mistakes due to lack of experience. We never have a first-year go into the game and put out less than 100 per cent,” King said.

The Queens will play their final two games next weekend at home against St Mary’s to wrap up the regular season. RDC currently sits fifth in the ACAC South Division standings, behind St. Mary’s.

“That’s the big thing about preparation for us, is we want it to start right now. We start preparing with good habits and practice things that we want to do next weekend,” King said.

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