October 30th, 2020

Kodiaks basketball, volleyball teams facing tests on the road

By Woodard, Dale on November 15, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks court teams hit the road this weekend with some big tests.

The Kodiaks men’s and women’s volleyball teams visit the Briercrest Clippers tonight and Saturday in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play in Saskatchewan.

Meanwhile, the basketball teams head north to take on the Olds Broncos tonight before wrapping up the weekend in Red Deer against the Kings and Queens on Saturday.

In men’s volleyball, the 5-1 Kodiaks face a Clippers squad with the same record.

The Kodiaks and Clippers head into the weekend in a three-way tie for first in the ACAC South Division with the Kings. The 8-1 SAIT Trojans lead the South Division.

Kodiaks veteran Carter Hansen has moved up to seventh in the ACAC in kills per set, averaging 3.24. He is just 46 kills away from claiming the all-time conference record in that category. Michael Svab is second in the conference in blocks per set, while Malcolm Fisher is fifth in digs.

On the women’s side, Lethbridge (2-4) is fifth in the South Division as they get ready to take on the nationally second-ranked Clippers (6-0).

Kodiak Rae Whitehead leads the ACAC in blocks and is the only player in the conference to be averaging over one block per set.

Mack Lewicki tops the Kodiaks with 2.48 kills per set and Elyse Doble leads the team with 5.83 digs per set.

The Kodiaks men’s basketball team (5-0) boards the bus looking to stay undefeated, starting tonight against the 0-4 Broncos and Saturday versus the 3-1 Kings.

The Kodiaks and Trojans (5-0) are tied for first in the South Division. Lethbridge is ranked eighth in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association.

The Kodiaks are averaging 96.4 points per game and have three of the top 11 scorers in the conference as Chase Bohne, Brock Dewsbery and Orin Porter Jr. are each averaging more than 19 points per game.

They are also averaging 76.2 points-against per game.

The Kodiaks women (3-2) are in a five-way tie for first place in the South Division and both teams they’ll face this weekend are part of the logjam. Olds and Red Deer each enter the weekend at 3-1 as each team looks to pull away from the pack.

The Kodiaks are the third-highest scoring team in the ACAC, averaging more than 70 points per game.

Denajha Kie is eighth in conference scoring, averaging 16 points per game. Kirsten Barwegen is 10th in the conference, averaging 8.2 rebounds per game.

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