By Woodard, Dale on November 19, 2019.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks mens’ basketball team remained in the win column on their weekend road trip.
After starting the trip with a loss, the Kodiaks women’s returned there with a big win Saturday.
The Kodiak men improved to 7-0 this season thanks to a 111-76 win over the Olds Broncos Friday night and a 96-85 overtime decision over the Red Deer Kings Saturday in Alberta Colleges Athletic Association play last weekend.
Meanwhile, the Kodiaks women began the weekend on the wrong end of a 109-58 result in Olds, but moved back above .500 with a 72-67 win over the Queens. That puts the Kodiaks at 4-3 and into a four-way tie for second in the ACAC South Division. They’re also two points behind the division-leading Broncos (5-1).
In the men’s game Friday night in Olds, the Kodiaks opened a commanding 58-27 lead at the half as four starters and two bench players hit double digits.
Chris Thomson led Lethbridge with 22 points and Chase Bohne was one back with 21. Brock Dewsbery (16) and Orin Porter (11) were the other starters to top 10 points. Trey Bohne and Jett Stef came off the bench for 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Timothy McMahon and Bohne each had six assists and Porter had three assists and four steals. Bohne also had six steals.
On Saturday in Red Deer, the teams went to overtime before the Kodiaks grabbed the upper hand in extra time, outscoring the Kings 21-10.
McMahon came off the bench to lead the Kodiaks with 21 points, while Dewsbery had 20.
Porter chipped in with 18 points and Thomson had 16. Jaxson Davidson had 15 rebounds and added seven assists.
The Kodiaks women found themselves down 68-38 at halftime on Friday in Olds and only managed 20 points in the second half as the Broncos romped to victory.
Kirsten Barwegen had a 13-point night for Lethbridge and Brook Baker kicked in with 11 and 10 rebounds.
On Saturday, Denajha Kie netted 20 points for the Kodiaks and added four assists and six steals. Matlin McMurray hit for 18.
Barwegen had the double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Baker came in off the bench for the second straight night and chipped in with 10 points.
Dewsbery sits in fourth in ACAC scoring in points-per-game at 19.9. Bohne has also cracked the top-10 at 18.7, good for ninth.
McMahon is fourth in the ACAC in assists-per-game at 5.5.
Kie is in 13th in the conference in points-per-game on the women’s side at 14.6. Barwegen is 14th in rebounds-per-game at 7.9.
The Kodiaks have one game this weekend as they face the St. Mary’s Lighting Saturday night at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Game time is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.