Red Deer, AB – The Red Deer College Kings made a push at the end, but couldn't down the SAIT Trojans. Despite the Kings scoring 31 points in the final ten minutes, the Trojans were able to earn a 99-93 road decision.
The Trojans grabbed a nine point advantage (30-21) by the end of the first quarter, but the Kings reduced the gap in the second. RDC knocked down 24 points and SAIT scored 19.
At the half, the SAIT Trojans held a four point edge (49-45).
Tyronn King powered the home team with 18 points. SAIT's Calvin Chambers had 16.
RDC shot 55.9 per cent from field. SAIT responded with a 46.2 per cent success rate.
The third and fourth quarters were nearly an identical reversal. The Trojans outscored the Kings 33-17 in the third. Then the Kings knocked down 31 points in the fourth. SAIT scored 17 and picked up a 99-93 win.
Spencer Klassen was recognized as the Collegiate Sports Medicine Kings Player-of-the-Game. The fifth-year guard totaled 26 points, four assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block.
Taliik Ross earned the top player award for the Trojans. Ross contributed 12 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist.
The home team held a slight shooting edge from the field (46.9-44.3%).
SAIT had seven more boards (48-41) over 40 minutes.
On Friday, Feb. 21, the RDC Kings (8-9) will compete against the Ambrose University Lions (9-7) in Calgary at 8:00 pm.
The SAIT Trojans (13-3) will play the Ambrose University Lions (9-7) on Friday, Feb. 14 at 8:00 pm.