The Medicine Hat Rattlers, the No. 3 ranked team in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association polls, were upset 74-67 in their quarterfinal last night by University of Alberta Augustana Vikings while the Lethbridge Kodiaks faced a hometown crowd of 600 plus as the CCAA No. 15 ranked Keyano Huskies beat them 75-57...with a 22-to-11 push in the final period.
During the ACAC regular season the Kodiaks and Rattlers met three times with the Medicine Hat team sweeping the series 76-45, 70-58, and 93-85
Can they put behind the opening shocker and perform to par at the Canadian Natural Gymnasium in Game 6 of the 2018-2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Basketball Championships being held in Fort McMurray and being hosted by the Keyano Huskies?
Rattlers Morgan Muir's fast hands pick up a few steals that lead to hoops. She also drops in 8 points from the guard position.
Kodiaks, without Matlin McMurray ankle injury, on crutches today. Kodiaks only shot 4 of 19 from field.
Rattlers up 21-10 after first period.
Rattlers guard continue to use the high picks to drive the lane.
Kodiaks' starters Juhee Anderson, Karli McLachlan both whistled for three fouls.
Kodiaks 17 turnovers hurt despite outrebounding Rattlers 24-19.
Rattlers lead 38-33 at the half.
Rattlers extended defence stymies Kodiaks attack. Low scoring period with Kodiaks 10 and Rattlers 15.
All Rattlers as they dribble to a 76-36 win and will play St. Mary's Lightning tomorrow at 10 a.m. for 5/th/6th placement.
Player of the Game for the Rattlers Morgan Muir with 17 points, 6 steals
For Lethbridge Madi Gladstone with 11 points.
Kodiak's Erika Olson was a provincial rodeo competitor and her mom Kari Olsen played hoops for Medicine Hat Rattlers.
Kodiaks' Juhee Anderson played rugby for Team Canada for three years.