Red Deer College Kings win, but Queens lose on the road

RDC basketball and hockey weekend wrap

Kings 77 Kodiaks 76

LETHBRIDGE — The RDC Kings have one of the premier scorers in the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League in Ian Tevis and the Washington State native paid dividends Saturday.

Tevis scored seven points in the final 32 seconds to give the Kings a highly entertaining 77-76 victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks.

Tevis hit a pair of free throws with 32 seconds left then took a pass from Spencer Klassen, who had grabbed an offensive rebound, and nailed a three with 13 seconds left. Kai Greene then stole the ball with eight seconds remaining, gave it to Tevis who hit a jumper with three seconds on the clock.

The win gave the Kings an 8-1 record and first place in the South Division at the Christmas break.

Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and SAIT are all 5-2. Medicine Hat was undefeated but forfeited two games for using an ineligible player. One of those games was against Lethbridge the other Briercrest.

Tevis finished with 20 points and four rebounds while Shayne Stumpf had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, Greene 10 points, five boards, seven assists and five steals. Matt Matear had another double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Klassen grabbed five boards.

Kodiaks 81 Queens 53

The Kodiaks are one of the top-ranked teams in the country and they showed why in their 81-53 win over RDC.

The Kodiaks controlled the boards, holding a 51-34 edge in rebounds while RDC didn’t control the ball and finished with 33 turnovers to Lethbridge’s 18. The Kodiaks outscored RDC 39-11 following turnovers.

Kiana Mintz had 17 points and three rebounds, Emily White 12 points and four rebounds, Dedra Janvier nine points and four assists and Mary Krause five rebounds for RDC.

The Queens have a 3-9 record with Lethbridge at 7-0.

Hockey Kings 5 Clippers 2

CARONPORT, Sask. — The RDC Kings moved Landon Kletke onto the line with Riley Simpson and Tyler Berkholtz and move paid off.

Kletke had a goal and two assists, Berkholtz a goal and one helper and Simpson a goal as the Kings downed the Briercrest Bible College Clippers 5-2 in Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League play Saturday afternoon.

Dustin Gorgi and Scott Ferguson, into an empty net, also scored for the Kings, who are 8-5-2-1. David Heath had three assists.

The Kings led 2-0 only to see the Clippers get goals from Josiah Friesen and Ben Feese in the second period to tie the game. Simpson broke the deadlock at 12:22 and Kletke scored at 19:54.

Troy Trombley finished with 25 saves in goal for RDC while Dan Dekoning had 37 stops for BBC.

The Kings are finished their first half of the schedule but face the Lacombe Generals in exhibition play Dec. 3 in Penhold and Dec. 10 in Lacombe.

Broncos 3 Queens 2 (OT)

OLDS — The RDC Queens can’t stand prosperity.

After whipping the Broncos 6-1 at home Thursday and leading 2-0 until the final three minuets of the third period Saturday, the Queens lost 3-2 in overtime to the Broncos last place Broncos.

Emily Swier and Keinyn Nordell scored for the Queens before Chelsea Broadhead tallied at 17:03 and 18:40 of the third period to force overtime where Lisa Campeau scored the winner.

Alex Frisk made 13 saves for RDC, who had 23 shots on Catalina Hartland.

The Queens, 8-3-2, finish the first half of their season Tuesday when they entertain NAIT at 7 p.m. at the Centrium.

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