Kodiaks wrap up first-semester; basketball at home, volleyball at Olds

Nov. 25, 2016 – The first semester comes to an end this weekend for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball teams, with both clubs hoping to continue their phenomenal starts. The Kodiaks host Olds College on Friday, before Red Deer visits on Saturday.

The undefeated Kodiaks women’s team (5-0) is ranked fourth in the country, and looks to continue its winning ways against the Broncos (2-3) and Queens (2-5). The Kodiaks have three scorers among the top eight in the ACAC, led by Cardston product Logan Moncks, who is third in conference scoring, averaging 20.4 points per game, after scoring a combined 53 in two games last weekend. Emma Lowry (18 points per game) is seventh in conference scoring, while Sunder West (17.2 points per game) is eighth.

The Kodiaks men’s team (4-1) is in third place in a tightly-bunched ACAC south division. On Friday, they play the Broncos (2-3), but their biggest test will likely come on Saturday against the south division-leading Kings (6-1). The Kodiaks have been led by fourth-year forward Chris Maughn, who is fifth in the ACAC in blocks and eighth in rebounds per game, so far this season.

The weekend’s games are also the main donation drive for the Kodiaks Warm Paws campaign, so fans are encouraged to bring new winter clothing or cash donations for the program. On both nights, the women’s games start at 6 p.m. and are followed by the men’s games at 8 p.m. in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Kodiaks tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni, $3 for college employees and free for Lethbridge College students.

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The Kodiaks volleyball teams finish off their final games before the semester break this weekend on the road for a pair of games at Olds.

The Kodiaks men (4-6) enter the weekend in fifth place in the ACAC south division, but have a great chance to move up against the last-place Broncos (0-10). Andre Pires leads on the defensive end, sitting second in the conference in digs, while Dax Whitehead leads the offensive charge, ranking fifth in the conference in kills.

On the women’s side, the Kodiaks and Olds play a pivotal match-up as the teams enter with identical 3-7 records and are tied for fifth in the ACAC south division. Kristine Ward powers the Kodiaks offense, as she is sixth in the ACAC in kills per set.

The women’s game is at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m. on Friday, while the women’s game is at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m. on Saturday, in Olds. All games can be viewed on ACAC TV.

For more information, check out the Kodiaks website or follow them on Twitter at @LC_Kodiaks.