Going for gold! Kodiaks advance to National Final

Recap provided by the CCAA, courtesy of the NAIT Ooks.

Match 7: Lethbridge Kodiaks 77, Nomades de Montmorency 70 

March 18, 2017 - Getting 66 of their points from only three players, the Lethbridge Kodiaks held off Les Nomades de Montmorency for a 77-70 victory that provided the first half of tomorrow’s CCAA women’s basketball final. 

The third-seeded Kodiaks, who won their opener on Thursday by 55 points, had a 19-point lead in the second quarter only to watch it disappear as the second-seeded RSEQ team refused to fold. Twice in the dying moments, Montmorency grabbed a one-point edge only to have Lethbridge regain its margin on the next possession.

Late foul shots by Kodiaks player-of-the-game Emma Lowry created the ultimate four-point margin. 

Sunder West and all-Canadian Logan Moncks were equally productive with 23 and 22 points, respectively. Lowry and West each played the full 40 minutes. 

Montmorency suffered a serious early blow when standout Mael Gilles drew three fouls in the first quarter and was forced to the bench. Returning in the fourth quarter, she led the comeback with 12 points and some excellent passes before fouling out in the dying moments. 

Andrea Torres sparked Montmorency’s offence with 21 points and was her team’s player of the game. Frederique Beauchamp hit for 14 and Jael Kabunda for 13. She also hauled in 11 rebounds to pace both teams and was a perfect 8-for-8 at the foul line.