October 21st, 2020

Court’s in session for Kodiaks teams

By Woodard, Dale on November 1, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball teams are home for one game this weekend, while the Kodiaks volleyball teams hit the road.

The Kodiaks basketball teams are at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium Saturday night when the Ambrose Lions visit in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

The volleyball teams – coming off a bye weekend – are in Olds tonight at Saturday to face the Broncos.

The 3-0 men’s basketball team seeks to stay unbeaten as the 2-1 Lions come calling at 8 p.m., while the Kodiak women (2-1) take on the 0-3 Lions at 6 p.m.

Sitting in first place in the ACAC South Division and ranked eighth in the first Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association rankings, the Kodiaks men have placed three scorers in the top-10 in ACAC scoring in the early-going of the season.

Chase Bohne is fifth in the conference, averaging 23 points per game, while Orin Porter Jr. sits in seventh with 22 points per game. Brock Dewsberry is 10th with 19.7 points per game.

After a season-opening loss, the Kodiaks women’s basketball team has rattled off two straight wins.

In her first year with the team, Denajha Kie has 18.7 points per game, good for sixth in the ACAC. She is also third in blocks and seventh in rebounds.

Admission for the home games is free to students with Lethbridge College ID cards, $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni and $4 for college employees and students with University of Lethbridge ID cards.

After opening their season with 1-1 splits in a home-and-home series with the SAIT Trojans, the Kodiaks volleyball teams head to Olds looking to get above the .500 mark.

After losing their home-opener to SAIT Oct. 18, the Kodiaks women came back with a 3-1 win the next night in Calgary.

First-year Kylie Morrison is among the ACAC leaders averaging three kills per set, which ties her for fifth in the conference. She is also fourth in the ACAC with a .314 hitting percentage.

The Kodiaks men are also 1-1 following their split with the Trojans, who are seeded first in the inaugural CCAA national rankings of the season, while the Kodiaks are 11th.

On the opening weekend of the season, Carter Hansen and Michael Svab co-lead the team with 1.57 kills per set. Hansen is also second in the ACAC, averaging 3.43 digs per set.

The women’s game tonight begins at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the women’s game is at 1 p.m. The men follow at 3 p.m.

Games can be viewed on ACAC-TV and results will be available on the ACAC website.

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