Jan. 13, 2018 – Emily White scored 24 points and added four steals as the Red Deer College Queens salvaged a weekend split with an 84-72 victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Saturday afternoon.
Down by seven at the half, the Queens took their game to a new level in the second half, outscoring Lethbridge 52-33 over the final two frames.
After comfortably winning last night's game, the Kodiaks got off to a hot start before turnovers allowed Red Deer back in the game.
Lethbridge started the game on a 16-4 run, but Red Deer was able to stick with them. A 12-4 Queens run briefly tied the game in the second quarter, before Lethbridge's Amy Arbon caught fire to end the first half.
After being on the receiving end of an unsportsmanlike foul from Red Deer's Mary Krause, Amy Arbon channeled her aggression and carried the Kodiaks to a 39-32 halftime lead. Arbon drilled a deep three and scored 8 of her 19 points in the second quarter.
Determined to leave Lethbridge with a win, the Queens opened the third quarter with a 14-2 run and took control of the game the rest of the way.
Red Deer sealed the game by putting gup 30 points in the fourth, shooting 60% from the field.
In a reversal from last night's game it was the Queens who capitalized on turnovers, scoring 25 points off Lethbridge turnovers.
With the win the Queens improve to 3-6, while the Kodiaks fall to 4-5.
Red Deer will return home next week to face Briercrest in a weekend series.
Lethbridge will now prepare for two crucial home games next weekend against the Olds Broncos. The Kodiaks entered the day tied with Olds for the fourth and final playoff spot in the ACAC south division.
Tip-off from Lethbridge on Friday, Jan. 19 will be 6 p.m., followed by a matinee game at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Players of the Game:
Queens – #11 Emily White
Kodiaks – #5 Jaclyn Heggie