Weekend recap - basketball continues to roll; volleyball stumbles in Red Deer
Feb. 7, 2017 - Moving into the final month of the regular season, both Kodiaks volleyball and basketball programs continued their playoff pushes on the road last weekend.
While both basketball programs had a strong weekend visiting the Olds College Broncos, it was a different story for the volleyball programs, who fell to a pair of tough Red Deer College squads.
WBB: Kodiaks tame the Broncos
Feb. 3: Kodiaks 93 Olds Broncos 56
Feb. 4: Kodiaks 92 Olds Broncos 50
The Kodiaks women's team once again proved why they are one of the best in all of Canada, earning a dominating weekend sweep on the road at Olds to remain undefeated at 15-0. On Friday, Logan Moncks scored 29 points while Emma Lowry hauled in 19 rebounds in a 93-56 win. It was more of the same in a 92-50 win on Saturday. Sunder West scored 24 points, Moncks added 22 and Lowry turned in a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds.
MBB: Sweep helps Kodiaks keep pace atop the south
Feb. 3: Kodiaks 84 Olds Broncos 74
Feb. 4: Kodiaks 90 Olds Broncos 75
The Kodiaks men were not to be outdone, earning two convincing wins over the Broncos. On Friday, Grady Taylor had 26 points, Cory Richardson had 21 and Chris Maughn added 15 points and 10 rebounds in an 84-74 victory. On Saturday, Maughn turned in the highest-scoring game by any Kodiaks player this season, scoring 34 points, while also adding 10 rebounds, in an 90-75 win. The Kodiaks improve to 12-3, and remain in a three-way tie for first place in the ACAC south division.
WVB: Kodiaks stumble versus Queens
Feb. 3: Kodiaks 0 Red Deer 3 (25-22, 25-13, 25-8)
Feb. 4: Kodiaks 1 Red Deer 3 (25-14, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20)
The Kodiaks women dropped a straight-sets decision to the Queens on Friday (25-22, 25-13, 25-8). Corissa Mildenberger was the top Kodiaks player, notching eight kills. On Saturday, Lethbridge had a stronger showing, but still fell 3-1 (25-14, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20). Kristine Ward had 12 kills, Lindsay Glas added 11 and Reina Hirata notched 15 digs.
MVB: Playoff hopes take hit against nationally ranked Kings
Feb. 3: Kodiaks 1 Red Deer 3 (25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 25-20)
Feb. 4: Kodiaks 0 Red Deer 3 (25-15, 25-12, 25-23)
The Kodiaks men took a set off of the Kings on Friday night, but ended up losing 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 25-20). Dax Whitehead led the Kodiaks with 16 kills. On Saturday, the Kings took out the Kodiaks 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-23). Whitehead again led the team in kills, with 11. The Kodiaks are now 8-12 and need to win each of their final four games to have any shot at the playoffs.
Next up – “Make some noise for mental health” weekend
Both basketball and volleyball squads are in action at the Val Matteotti Gym next weekend as part of “Make some noise for mental health” weekend. “Make some noise” is an ACAC initiative designed to promote mental health awareness on campuses across Alberta.
The Kodiaks will be giving away a wide variety of prizes on both Friday and Saturday nights, so students and community are encouraged to come out and make some noise!
Upcoming home schedule
Basketball: Friday Feb. 10 – Kodiaks vs. Medicine Hat
Tip-off: Women’s at 6 p.m., Men’s at 8 p.m.
Volleyball: Friday Feb. 11 – Kodiaks vs. Ambrose
First serve: Women’s at 6 p.m., Men’s at 8 p.m.