Graduating student-athlete Cody White in the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings’ 95-78 victory over the Ambrose University Lions at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Graduating student-athlete Cody White in the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings’ 95-78 victory over the Ambrose University Lions at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Polytechnic Kings, Queens Basketball gear up for playoffs

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons this past weekend.

After a 87-81 loss to the Ambrose Lions on the road Friday, the Kings bounced back to beat the Lions 95-78 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Saturday.

Graduating student-athlete Tyronn King has 23 points in Friday’s loss and 13 points in Saturday’s win. The fifth-year led the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference this season with 24.6 points-per-game.

The third-place Kings (9-7) will host the sixth-place Briercrest College Clippers in a division quarter-final this Friday.

Meanwhile, the Queens were downed 69-62 by the Lions Friday. But RDP defeated the same team 83-74 at home the following day.

In Saturday’s win, RDP’s Lauren France scored a game high 25 points. The first-year Bachelor of Arts Psychology student went seven-for-17 from three-point range.

The fifth-seed Queens (7-9) will travel to Medicine Hat College to play the fourth-place Rattlers (8-8) in a division quarter-final Friday.

Kings Hockey defeated the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings 5-4 in double-overtime Friday night. Hayden Clayton scored the gamewinner for RDP. Jacob Kendall scored twice, while Tucker Scantlebury and Chance Longjohn potted one each.

The Vikings edged RDP 4-3 the following day. Clayton, Scantlebury and Mathieu Lapointe scored for the Kings.

The third-place Kings (9-4-2-1) will host the sixth-place Clippers (3-12-1-0) in a best-of-three quarter-final series beginning Friday.

Queens Hockey also split its two games this past weekend.

Despite outshooting the SAIT Trojans 54-17, RDP was defeated 2-1 in a shootout Friday night at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Brenna Reid scored the Queens’ lone goal.

The Queens topped the Trojans 6-1 Saturday, thanks to two goals from Monica Bowtell and 12 saves from goaltender Madison Fox. Natalie Buttle, Mary Hirsch, Alli Soyko and Madison Sansom also scored for RDP.



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