By Lethbridge Herald on February 17, 2017.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s basketball team needs just one win to lock up the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division.
And they’ll attempt to do that tonight against the team that has been on their heels all season when the 17-0 Kodiaks head to Calgary to take on the 16-3 St. Mary’s Lightning.
The Kodiaks head into the weekend ranked second in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, while the Lightning are ranked 15th in the nation.
The Kodiaks have two of the top five scorers in the ACAC. Logan Moncks is second with 22.7 points per game and Sunder West is fifth with 17.6 PPG.
Emma Lowry is third in the conference in rebounding, averaging 9.9 per game.
The Lightning are on a 12-game win streak and are the second-highest scoring team in the conference, behind only the Kodiaks. Lethbridge won the lone meeting between the sides, 80-59, earlier in the first semester.
On the men’s side, the nationally 15th-ranked Kodiaks (12-5) face the 2-17 Lightning.
Lethbridge’s Chris Maughan is 10th in the ACAC with 16.2 points-per-game and Cory Richardson is 15th with 15.2 PPG. Maughan is also seventh in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per game. The teams finish the weekend Saturday night at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium with the women’s game at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.
Mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Kodiaks men’s and women’s volleyball teams wrap up their regular seasons this weekend with a home-and-home series with the Medicine Hat Rattlers, beginning tonight at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium with the women’s game at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.
The Kodiaks men (10-12) have won two straight games and four of its last six, but will face the South Division-leading Rattlers (18-4).
The Kodiaks have two of the conference’s top-three leaders in hitting percentage in Dax Whitehead, who is second at .487 and Carter Hansen, who is third at .457.
The women’s Kodiaks (6-16) take on the last-place Rattlers (2-20).
First-year Kodiak Kristine Ward has been among the conference leaders in kills for the entire season, entering last weekend in sixth place at 3.28 kills per set. The Kodiaks swept both meetings with the Rattlers in the first semester.
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