January 22nd, 2021

Kodiaks perfect on the court

By Woodard, Dale on January 18, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks volleyball teams served up a sweep, while the basketball teams were victorious on the road for a 4-0 Friday for the court teams.

Taking the court at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium for their first home games of the second semester, the Kodiaks women’s volleyball team downed the Olds Broncos 3-0, but the Kodiaks men were defeated 3-1 by the Broncos in Friday night Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play.

In Calgary, the Kodiaks men’s basketball team – recently ranked first in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association – stayed undefeated and improved to 12-0 with a 91-83 win over the Ambrose Lions.

In the women’s game, the Kodiaks upped their record to 7-5 thanks to a 66-41 over Ambrose.

On Friday at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks women’s volleyball team – now 3-12 – snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) win over the Broncos, who are now 2-13.

Jamie Brown has 10 kills for the Kodiaks and Mack Lewicki added eight.

On the defensive side, Sarah Hazen had 11 digs and Johanna Dixon had 21 assists and three service aces.

The Kodiaks men dropped the first set 25-17 to the Broncos, but came back with 25-22, 25-23 and 25-17 wins to improve to 12-3 and remain two points behind the 13-4 SAIT Trojans for first in the ACAC South Division.

Carter Hansen had 15 kills for the Kodiaks and Quinn Buchanan hit for 11.

Zach Wickenheiser had nine digs for Lethbridge and Malcolm Fisherhad eight.

The teams are back at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium this afternoon with the women’s game starting at 1 p.m. and the men to follow at 3 p.m.

In Calgary, Kodiak Chase Bohne had 26 points and Orin Porter Jr. scored 20 as the Kodiaks played a little comeback ball after trailing 49-41 at the half.

Brock Dewsbery added 15 points for Lethbridge and Trey Bohne came off the bench and struck for 11.

Dewbery also had nine rebounds and had seven assists, as did Chris Thomson.

The Kodiaks were 38.4 per cent from the field, 34.3 per cent from the three-point line and 88.5 per cent on free throws.

In the women’s game, the Kodiaks held the Lions to nine points in the first quarter and eight in the third quarter on their way to the win.

The Kodiaks were led by Kirsten Barwegen’s double-double performance of 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Matlin McMurray added nine points and Emily Greeno had five assists and three steals.

The Kodiaks shot 37.3 per cent from the field, 23.8 on three-pointers and 41.7 on free throws.

The Kodiaks return home tonight for the rematch against the Lions at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.

Game time is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.

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