Kings crush Lightning

The RDC Kings are assured of heading into the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League playoffs in first place, but that’s not what concerns head coach Clayton pottinger.

Kings 83 Lightning 58

CALGARY — The RDC Kings are assured of heading into the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League playoffs in first place, but that’s not what concerns head coach Clayton pottinger.

He wants the team to be firing on all cylinders for the championships, which run Feb. 28-March 2 at RDC.

“We have two weeks to grind on things and be better when we face Lethbridge, which will be a big test for us,” said Pottinger following an 83-58 victory over the St. Mary’s University College Lightning Saturday.

The trip to Lethbridge (Feb. 14-15) is the final two regular season games for the Kings, who sit with a 16-2 record while Lethbridge is 12-4 and tied for second with NAIT.

Clay Crellin led the Kings against the Lightning with 17 points while Taner Parrington had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

“Everything else was spread around,” said Pottinger. “We played a little better than we did Friday (an 83-63 win over the Lightning at RDC), but we need to continue to develop. What we did do was play well defensively in their gym.”

The Kings led 22-14 after the first quarter and 42-29 at the half, but were outscored 21-16 in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was a different story as they held a 25-8 edge.


Queens 86 Lightning 41

Meanwhile, the RDC Queens evened their record at 9-9 with an 86-41 victory over the Lightning.

Queens head coach Mike Woollard was able to use his full bench and all 12 players got on the scoresheet.

Veteran guard Sarah Williamson turned in an outstanding game with 10 points, eight rebounds, nine assists and seven steals. Mozanga Ekwalanga and Carly Hoar had 16 points each while Dedra Janvier hit 11 and Paola Viveros had eight rebounds.

The Queens dominated all aspects of the game as they grabbed 60 rebounds compared to 31 for the Lightning and also shot 47.5 per cent from the field and 63.6 per cent from beyond the three-point line.

The Queens, who led 38-22 at the half, put the game away with a 33-9 advantage in the third quarter. The Queens do sit in a playoff spot with 11 points, two up on Keyano and three ahead of Olds, but Olds is hosting the ACAC playoffs, so the Queens will need to win at Lethbridge to grab a playoff spot.

• Meanwhile, the Olds Broncos lost all four of their games against Lethbridge.

The women lost 55-40 Friday in Lethbridge and 82-68 at home Saturday. The men lost 101-78 and 107-77.

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