RED DEER- This past weekend, the RDC Kings Basketball team picked up a pair of wins over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the Queens dropped both decisions to the Kodiaks.
The Hockey Queens earned three of four points against the NAIT Ooks and the Kings Hockey team defeated the Concordia University Thunder twice.
The Volleyball Queens played well and earned two victories over the Rattlers and the Kings split their series in Medicine Hat.
Both the Red Deer College Kings & Queens Indoor Track teams captured second overall at Running Room Grand Prix #1.
The RDC Kings, Queens and Mixed Curling teams qualified for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Curling Championships after their play at the Winter Regional.
Here is a summary of what happened.
Queens Basketball on Friday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Queens were downed 68-61 by the visiting Lethbridge College Kodiaks. Harneet Sidhu totaled 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals for RDC.
Queens Basketball on Saturday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Kodiaks picked up a 46-30 decision over the Queens. Lauren Cardinal recorded nine points, five rebounds and one block for RDC.
Kings Basketball on Friday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Kings won 81-72 over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks. Spencer Klassen accumulated 31 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in the home victory.
Kings Basketball on Saturday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Kings (8-8) defeated the Kodiaks (8-7) 85-69. Spencer Klassen racked up 34 points, six rebounds and two steals while going four-of-four from beyond the three-point arc. Anthony Harper chipped in with 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal for RDC.
"The main thing for me is that this basketball team continues to get better and we are playing our best basketball when it matters," says Kings Head Coach Clayton Pottinger. "We will take it one game at a time and still have a long ways to go before we can solidify a playoff spot. I imagine that it will come down to the last games of the season."
The Kings and Kodiaks both have 16 points in the south standings, in fourth place, although Lethbridge College has played one fewer game. Medicine Hat College and Ambrose University are only four points ahead.
Queens Hockey on Friday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Queens defeated the NAIT Ooks 3-2 in overtime. For RDC, Camryn Wallan scored a pair of goals during regulation time and Catherine Longchamps struck in overtime. Miranda Cook made 28 saves in recording the win.
Queens Hockey on Saturday at NAIT
In Edmonton, the third place Queens (7-8-3-0) were edged 6-5 in double-overtime by the Ooks (14-2-2-0). Mariah McKersie scored two goals, and Jessi-Lynn Sumaling, Sydnee Decorby and Neisha Germann recorded singles.
Kings Hockey on Friday at Concordia University of Edmonton
The Red Deer College Kings defeated the Concordia University Thunder 4-1. Ryley Smith and Dylan Thudium had a pair of goals each in the road victory. Troy Trombley made 35 saves for the Kings.
Kings Hockey on Saturday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
In back-to-back games, the Kings won 4-1 over the Thunder. Dylan Thudium scored two goals, and Ryley Smith and Lynnden Pastachak added singles. Troy Trombley earned the win in the Kings’ net, turning aside 25 shots.
With the two wins, the RDC Kings (13-5-1-1) share second spot in the standings with the SAIT Trojans (13-5-1-1). Each team has 28 points although the Trojans have played one less game. The NAIT Ooks (15-5-0-0) sit at the top with 30 points.
RDC Indoor Track on Saturday - Running Room Grand Prix #1 at MacEwan University
Both the Kings and Queens placed second overall in the team standings. Shayla Sklaruk took top spot in the women’s 300 metre finals (43.51). Devin Saunders was first in the men’s 3,000 m finals (9:39.36). There were several other great races from RDC student-athletes.
RDC Curling - Winter Regional at the Avonair Curling Club
After three days of competition at the Winter Regional, the Kings, Queens, and RDC Mixed Curling teams qualified for the ACAC Curling Championships in February with top four placements. Both the Kings (7-5) and Queens (7-5) finished third, and the RDC Mixed Curling team (5-5) captured the fourth spot.
Queens Volleyball on Friday at Medicine Hat College
The Red Deer College Queens defeated the Rattlers in four sets in Medicine Hat (25-19, 25-22, 20- 25 and 25-23). Setter Natalie Bloemen totaled 38 assists, seven digs and two aces for the Queens.
Queens Volleyball on Saturday at Medicine Hat College
In a weekend rematch, the Volleyball Queens swept the Rattlers (26-24, 25-22 and 25-18). Alexandria Greenshields was one of the Queens’ leaders, finishing with nine kills, two digs and two stuff blocks.
The RDC Queens (12-8) hold fourth spot in the south standings with 24 points, only two points behind SAIT (13-5) and Ambrose University (13-7).
Kings Volleyball on Friday at Medicine Hat College
The Red Deer College Kings were downed in four sets by the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (25-27, 17-25, 26-24 and 19-25). Regan Fathers had 24 kills and Ben Holmes added 12. Libero Isaiah Stime picked up 11 digs and two assists.
Kings Volleyball on Saturday at Medicine Hat College
The Kings defeated the Rattlers in three sets (25-22, 25-18 and 25-20). Regan Fathers pounded 17 kills. Thomas Wass had 32 assists, six digs, three aces and one kill in the win.
The RDC Kings (15-5) remain in second spot in the south with 30 points.
For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes, scores, and game recaps of conference games, visit: rdcathletics.ca
(Gary McKinnon - Red Deer College)
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