By Yoos, Cam on January 9, 2020.
Nobody has beaten the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s basketball team thus far this season.
As the second half of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season tips off, the Kodiaks seek to keep that trend going as the 10-0 team heads down Highway 3 to clash with the Medicine Hat Rattlers at 8 p.m.
The women’s game goes at 6 p.m. as the 6-4 Kodiaks face the 4-5 Rattlers.
Following a perfect first half of the season that has seen the team average exactly 100 points-per-game with 1,000 points for and 809 points against, the Kodiaks look to keep the offence rolling against the 2-7 Rattlers.
Heading into the second semester, the Kodiaks lead the second-place SAIT Trojans (7-3) by six points.
They are led by Brock Dewsbery and his 22.5 points-per-game, good for fourth in the ACAC.
Orin Porter sits seventh in the ACAC with 19.1 points-per game.
Timothy McMahon leads the Kodiaks with 4.8 assists-per-game, good for ninth in the conference. Chase Bohne leads Lethbridge with 2.3 steals-per-game.
Kieron Burgess leads the Rattlers with 19.7 points-per-game – sixth in the ACAC – and leads the conference with 13.9 rebounds-per-game. He is also fourth in steals-per-game with three.
In the team category, the Kodiaks lead the ACAC in assists-per-game with 25.9 in addition to leading in points-per-game.
They are second in steals-per-game at with 11.6.
This season the Kodiaks are shooting a league-best 76.7 per cent on free throws as well as 45.6 per cent from the field and 36.9 per cent from the three-point line, both good for fourth in the league.
On the women’s side, the Kodiaks finished the first semester with a pair of wins to get them two games above. 500 and start the second semester in a heated battle for second place in the ACAC South.
The Kodiaks are in a three-way tie with the 6-3 Briercrest Clippers and the 6-5 St. Mary’s University Lightning.
Denajha Kie averaged 15 points-per-game in the first semester to lead the Kodiaks and sits 12th in the ACAC.
She is also averaging 7.9 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists-per-game.
Guard Kaylin Larson leads the Kodiaks in three-point percentage, shooting nine-for-19 in nine games at 47.4 per cent, second-best in the ACAC.
Kirsten Barwegen’s 8.4 rebounds-per-game are tops on the Kodiaks and 11th in the conference.
The Kodiaks 18.6 assists-per-game is second in the ACAC. Their 68.8 points-per-game is tied for fifth in the conference with the Lakeland Rustlers. The Kodiaks are also third in the ACAC in rebounds-per-game with 43.6.
The Rattlers are led by Morgan Muir’s 16.4 points-per-game, which has her 10th in the ACAC. She is also sixth in assists-per-game with 4.3. and second in steals at 3.6 per game.
The Kodiaks first home game of the second semester is Jan. 18 when the Ambrose Lions come to the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
The women’s game is at 6 p.m. with the men to follow at 8 p.m.