Red Deer, AB – The Lethbridge College Kodiaks' 11 point edge (26-15) in the first quarter made it difficult for the RDC Queens to overcome. The advantage swayed from quarter to quarter, but the visitors' strong start helped them pick up a 72-67 decision.
The Kodiaks found their range in the first, sinking three from beyond the arc and taking a 26-15 edge. The Queens started to find their tempo in the second quarter. The home team doubled up Lethbridge College 16-8 and pulled within a triple by half (31-34).
Stockholm's Sophie Melin led the RDC charge, draining eight points and adding five rebounds. The second-year also connected on two-of-four of her three-point attempts.
At the break, Martin McMurray and Denajha Kie had scored 10 points each for the Kodiaks. Lethbridge College had 16 attempts from long range, connecting on five. The Queens went four-for-eight.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks got on a roll from the outside in the third quarter and outscored the Queens by eight (21-13). The Queens had their best offensive showing in the fourth, knocking down 23 points, but they couldn't close the gap. The Kodiaks picked up a 72-67 win.
RDC held the rebounding advantage (58-42)
Fort St. John's Britney Peters was named the Collegiate Sports Medicine Queens Player-of-the-Game. The Bachelor of Education Elementary student totaled 17 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and one assist.
Matlin McMurray received the award for the Kodiaks. McMurray contributed 18 points, four assists and two steals, and hit five-of-eight from beyond the arc.
Next weekend, the Red Deer College Queens (4-2) will host the Briercrest College Clippers (4-1) in a pair of games. The two squads will first meet on Friday, November 22 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at 6:00 p.m.
The Kodiaks (4-3) will be back in action on Saturday, November 23 when they host the St. Mary's University Lightning (4-4) at 6:00 p.m.