Red Deer, AB – The RDC Kings knew it was a crucial pair of weekend games against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, and they delivered. After Saturday afternoon's contest, the Kings remain in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs after another strong defensive outing (85-69) at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
Energized by Spencer Klassen's 19 points, the Kings captured a 13 point lead (46-33) at the half. Lincoln Anderson was the engine for the Kodiaks, contributing double-digits (10 points) for the visitors.
The Kings outscored the Kodiaks 39-36 in the second half, earning an 85-69 victory.
Spencer Klassen was selected as the Kings Player-of-the-Game, totaling 34 points, six rebounds and two steals. Christopher Schlauwitz received the award for the Kodiaks, accumulating 10 points, three rebounds and two steals.
Lincoln Anderson had 21 points for Lethbridge.
The RDC Kings went 29-for-58 from the field (50%). The Lethbridge College Kodiaks connected on 20-of-56 shots (35.7%).
Both the Kings and Kodiaks have 16 points each in the south standings, but Lethbridge College has played one fewer game. The Medicine Hat College Rattlers (9-6) sit in third with 18 points and the Ambrose University Lions (10-5) hold second with 20 points. The SAIT Trojans (13-1) are in top spot with 26 points.
On Friday, February 8, at 8:00 p.m., the Kings (8-8) will face the Broncos (5-9) in Olds. In Calgary, the Ambrose University Lions will host the Kodiaks on Friday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.