Red Deer, AB – In his final regular season home game, fifth-year forward Eric Bakker contributed a double-double, helping the RDC Kings down the persistent Olds College Broncos 92-78 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
The Kings had a strong opening two-quarters, taking a 47-35 lead at the half. Spencer Klassen scored 13 points. Jouvon Edison took charge of the Broncos' offence with 14 points.
RDC outscored Olds College 45-43 in the second half, parking a 92-78 home win.
Eric Bakker was named the Kings Player-of-the-Game, finishing with 21 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block, while hitting five-of-five from the free-throw line.
"I was happy to see him do a great job and come out with a double-double in his last game at home," says Pottinger.
Landon Parrington was selected for the Broncos, totaling 18 points and six rebounds. Jouvon Edison played well, accumulating 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. Karan Gill had 16 points, three rebounds and three assists for Olds College.
The Kings (10-8) sit in fourth spot in the south with 20 points. The Lethbridge College Kodiaks (8-9) trail the Kings by four points. SAIT (17-1) leads the division with 34 points. Medicine Hat College (12-6) and Ambrose University (12-7) share second, although the Rattlers have a game in hand.
The RDC Kings have three road games left. On February 16, the Kings (10-8) will compete against the Ambrose University Lions (12-7) at 8:00 p.m. in Calgary. Then on February 22 and 23, the Briercrest College Clippers (2-15) will host the Red Deer College Kings in a pair of games in Saskatchewan, wrapping up regular season competition.
Next weekend, the Olds College Broncos will face the St. Mary's University Lightning in a pair of games.
RDC President & CEO, Joel Ward, downed Olds College President, Stuart Callum, in back-to-back games of 21. Troubled Monk and Olds Brewery helped raise funds for the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC). Callum will also wear an RDC jersey as part of their friendly wager.