Weekend preview - Kodiaks bball takes on Briercrest in final playoff tune-up
Feb. 24, 2017 - The Kodiaks basketball teams will be putting on a final push for the playoffs this weekend, as they wrap up their ACAC regular seasons with home games against Briercrest on both Friday and Saturday.
WBB – Kodiaks women try to secure perfect regular season
The Kodiaks women’s team (19-0) continues to be ranked second in the CCAA, behind only the Humber Hawks of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Lethbridge can complete their second consecutive perfect regular season if they achieve a weekend sweep of the Clippers (4-15), who currently sit seventh in the south division.
Lethbridge has been led offensively by Logan Moncks, who is second in ACAC scoring averaging 22.5 points per game. Sunder West has also been a consistent offensive threat, ranking fifth in the ACAC with 16.6 points per game. Emma Lowry is third in rebounding, averaging 10.1 per game.
The Kodiaks beat the Clippers 105-48 in the first semester.
Lethbridge College has secured the south division’s number one seed in the RE/MAX 2017 ACAC Women’s Basketball Championship tournament, which will be hosted by the Kodiaks at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium from March 2-4. The Kodiaks first tournament game will be Thursday night at 8 p.m.
For tournament information, visit gokodiaks.ca/championships.
MBB – Kodiaks men fight for playoff position against Briercrest
The Kodiaks men will try to hunt down third place in the ACAC south division, as they enter the weekend just two points back of the SAIT Trojans, who currently occupy that position. This will be the final chance to see the Kodiaks in person this season, before they proceed to enter the 2017 ACAC Men’s Basketball Championship next week in Medicine Hat.
Lethbridge (13-6) has already clinched an ACAC playoff berth and are led by Chris Maughan who is 10th in conference scoring (15.8 PPG), fifth in field goal percentage (56.6 per cent) and seventh in rebounding (8.1 RPG).
The Clippers enter the match with a record of 7-12 and sit tied for fifth in the tough ACAC south. Lethbridge won the lone matchup between the clubs earlier this season, 91-44 in the first semester.
The Kodiaks are at home on Friday, with the women’s game at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the women tip off at 1 p.m., with the men following at 3 p.m. Tickets are $3 for college employees and free for students.
About the Lethbridge College Kodiaks
Lethbridge College is a member of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and competes against 16 other member institutions from across Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Kodiaks offer ten men’s and women’s varsity intercollegiate athletics programs, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal, cross country and indoor track. The Kodiaks are proud owners of 56 ACAC championships and 11 national titles.