The final game of Day 1 at the 2018-2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Basketball Championships featured the host Keyano College Huskies (16.8) vs. Lethbridge College Kodiaks (13-8).
Hitting the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian Natural Gymnasium, the Huskies were looking to make up for last year's disappointment where they had a North Division best record of 18-6 only to lose in the opening game of the provincials 65-60 to the eventual champion St. Mary's University Lightning. The upstart Lightning had had a 13-8 record and were fourth in the South Division.
The Kodiaks have been here before...to a tune of 14 ACAC Women's Basketball Championship banners; the last being 2016-2017.
While the Kodiaks have averaged 41.4 rebounds per game they look to three players to windex the boards with more than 5.0 averages. The Huskies grab 34.5 boards per game, with more than 1/3 hauled in by Moiyan Toure with a league leading 13.5 per game.
Huge crowd. Well over 600!
Huskies struggling from downtown only 1-of-6 from three point land
Beginning of game was a bit of a track meet both teams running the hardwood.
Juhee Anderson and Jocelyn Neilson playing well for Kodiaks.
Aliyah Johnson on a break and foul on transition for a 27-19 and 28-19 lead.
A Kaleigh Sellars three-pointer near the end give the Huskies a 33-24 edge at halftime.
Toure lands her 3rd foul to start the second half and heads to the bench.
A three by Aliyah Johnson give the Huskies allows them to go up 43-39 and Lethbridge coach Deanna Dotts takes a time out.
Toure picks up her 4th foul with 11 second in period Huskies up 53-46.
Huskies dominate the last 10 minutes outscoring the visitors 22-11.
Huskies Player of the Game Johnson 21 points.
Kodiaks Player of the Game Anderson 16 points.