Bronze Medal

Bronze Medal

Lakeland College Rustlers 56 University of Alberta Augustana Vikings 46

 

Fort McMurray, Alberta – In a battle of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference North Division teams it will be  University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (15-9) vs. Lakeland College Rustlers (17-7) at the 2018-2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Basketball Championships.

 

In four ACAC regular season encounters it was a split with Vikings winning 80-72 and 58-55 and the Rustlers 74-65 and 80-55.

 

Tip Off time at Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian Natural Gymnasium

First period  Vikings 7  Rustlers 20

Vikings having a hard time finding the hoop as the Rustlers look inside to score and score they do taking a 13-point lead. Vikings shot 2-of-18 while the Rustlers were 7-of-18. Jaden Cook and Hailey Somers  each have six points for the team from Lloydminster.

 

Second Period Vikings 21  Rustlers 34

Rustlers running with good distribution of basketball. Centre Brianne Hergott hitting the boards for Lakeland. A three by Vikings Alexis Myschuk and a defensive stop at the other end spark the Camrose team, although they are still down 30-19 with 1:55 to go until halftime. Rustlers 13 points off turnovers. Vikings zip.

 

Third Period Vikings  40 Rustlers 47

A kind three point bounce for Vikings Torey Lauber brings them within striking rank 39-34. Lakeland timeout.

Vikings starting to run and feel the flow

Lauber free throws tie the game 40-40 with 2:20 in third.

But Lakeland goes on a 7-0 run to make it 47-40.

Fourth quarter Vikings 46  Rustlers 56

Back- to- back three pointers bring Vikings within four, down 50-46 halfway through period.

Back-to-back three pointers by Kaitlyn Tonita seal the win and bronze.

Vikings Player of the Game Samantha Dargis 13 points 7 rebounds.

Rustlers Player of the Game Kaitlyn Tonita 13 points 12 rebounds.

Footnotes

Favourite TV Show voted on by athletes?

The Office 16, Friends 14, Greys Anatomy 13, Bobs Burgers 5

Favourite Pro Sports Team voted on by athletes?

Toronto Raptors 16, Los Angeles Lakers  6, Golden State Warriors 6, Toronto Blue Jays 5