By Woodard, Dale on February 14, 2020.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s basketball team is Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference playoff-bound.
The women’s team is still trying to join them.
The basketball teams are at home this weekend as the Olds Broncos ride into town for a pair of games tonight and Saturday afternoon at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
With a 16-1 record and ranked as one of the top teams in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, the Kodiak men are the first team in the ACAC South to clinch a playoff spot. They’ll face the 1-15 Broncos in the team’s second-last weekend of the regular season.
The Kodiaks women’s basketball team (9-8) will have their hands full with the 15-1 and defending CCAA champion Broncos tonight and Saturday.
The Kodiaks are in the fourth-and-final playoff spot in the ACAC south division with the Red Deer Queens and Briercrest Clippers right behind, two and four points back, respectively.
Olds beat Lethbridge 109-58 in the first semester.
Brock Dewsbery is fifth in ACAC scoring for the Kodiak men, averaging 21.6 points per game. Orin Porter Jr. and Chase Bohne are 10th and 13th in conference scoring, respectively. Porter is averaging 18.2 points per game, while Bohne is averaging 17.5.
For the Kodiak women, Millay Johnson has made a midseason impact, averaging nearly 12 points-per-game and earning her first double-double last week against St. Mary’s when she had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The women’s game tonight is at 6 p.m. with the men following at 8 p.m.
The women’s and men’s games are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, on Saturday.
In volleyball, the Kodiaks have a home-and-home series with the SAIT Trojans starting tonight in Calgary.
The Kodiak men are gearing up as hosts of the Murray Chevrolet Cadillac 2020 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship at the end of the month and sit atop the ACAC South Division at 17-3.
But the 16-6 Trojans and Red Deer Kings sit just two points back with the final standings determining seeding for the championship tournament.
The Kodiaks are second in the CCAA national rankings, while the Trojans are 14th. The Kodiaks split a first-semester series with the Trojans, as SAIT won the first meeting 3-1 before the Kodiaks responded with a 3-0 victory.
Their playoff hopes are dashed, but the 6-14 Kodiak women are coming off a 2-0 weekend against the Medicine Hat Rattlers and have won four of their last six games.
They will look to add a few more with the 6-16 Trojans beckoning.
Game time tonight in Calgary is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men and those are also the start times Saturday at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
Admission for Kodiaks 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.