Both Red Deer College Volleyball teams had outstanding weekends in Lethbridge, defeating the Kodiaks in both matches.
The RDC Kings Basketball team won two games over the Olds College Broncos while the Queens fell short in both contests, despite a good work ethic.
The Hockey Queens split their series with the MacEwan University Griffins and the Kings dropped both contests against the SAIT Trojans, which included a late Kings’ goal to make it interesting.
Also of note, RDC President & CEO, Joel Ward, earned back-to-back victories over Olds College President, Stuart Cullum, in two games of 21 during the half-time of the Kings’ games in Olds, and then at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
As part of a taste challenge, Olds Brewery and Troubled Monk helped raise $425 for the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC). As a result, Cullum will wear an RDC jersey for a day as part of the friendly competition.
Queens Basketball | Friday, Feb. 8 | Olds College
The Broncos had a great start at home and even though the Queens won the fourth quarter, RDC couldn’t fully close the deficit, falling 82-67.
Queens Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Queens led at the half but Brittney Thibeaux’s 46 points ignited the Broncos’ offence, and Olds College picked up an 80-65 road decision.
Kings Basketball | Friday, Feb. 8 | Olds College
The RDC Kings defeated the Olds College Broncos 88-76. Red Deer’s Spencer Klassen knocked down 23 points. Kevin Szymanek had 10 rebounds in the win.
Kings Basketball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Red Deer College Kings won 92-78 over the Olds College Broncos. In his final regular season home game, fifth-year forward Eric Bakker totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block, earning him Kings Player-of-the Game honours.
Queens Hockey | Friday, Feb. 8 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The RDC Queens were edged 2-1 by the visiting MacEwan University Griffins. Fifth-year forward Keinyn Nordell scored the Queens’ lone goal in her final regular season home game.
Queens Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 9 | MacEwan University
The third place RDC Queens (9-9-4-0) were backstopped by Karlee Fetch’s outstanding 43 save performance (0.977) and earned a 2-1 victory over the Griffins. Prince George’s Victoria Johnston and Red Deer’s Kaitlan Linnell scored for the Queens.
Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 8 | SAIT
The Red Deer College Kings were downed 7-3 by the SAIT Trojans. Chase Thudium, Lynnden Pastachak and Ryley Smith tallied for the Kings.
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 9 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Kings pushed the Trojans late but fell a goal short (3-2) at home. Tyrell Mappin and Chase Thudium recorded goals for RDC.
Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 8 | Lethbridge College
The Red Deer College Queens have been playing excellent volleyball and defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in three sets (25-21, 27-25 and 25-17).
Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | Lethbridge College
In an afternoon rematch, the Volleyball Queens swept the Kodiaks (25-14, 25-13 and 25-14) in convincing fashion.
The second place Red Deer College Queens (16-8) wrapped up the regular season schedule, but several teams have a couple of matches remaining next weekend. The RDC team has won six consecutive matches and 15 of their past 18.
Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 8 | Lethbridge College
The Red Deer College Kings dropped the previously undefeated Kodiaks in five sets (23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 23-25 and 15-9). Regan Fathers totaled 29 kills, 15 digs, two stuffs, one assist and one ace. Setter Thomas Wass piled up 54 assists, 16 digs and four kills.
Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 9 | Lethbridge College
The Kings earned a four set decision over the Kodiaks (25-23, 22-25, 26-24 and 34-32). The RDC Kings (18-6) sit in second place in the south and have completed regular season competition.
Tickets can be purchased online for nationals, held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from March 7 to 9, 2019.
(With files from RDC Athletics)
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