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Kodiaks aces on the court

By Lethbridge Herald on November 23, 2021.

It was a clean sweep for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks court sports teams last weekend.

The Kodiaks men’s and women’s basketball teams each improved to 3-1 in the early-going of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season with 2-0 sweeps of the Medicine Hat Rattlers Friday in Medicine Hat and Saturday at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.

The Kodiaks men’s and women’s volleyball teams posted the same results with 2-0 wins over the Rattlers – Friday at home and Saturday in Medicine Hat – to pull to an even 2-2.

The men’s basketball team moves into a tie for first in the ACAC South Division with the SAIT Trojans as a result of last weekend’s sweep of the Rattlers.

On Saturday, Jack-Henry Fox-Grey led the Kodiaks with 14 points and eight rebounds and Tomoya Owens grabbed 10 points and four assists.

Timothy McMahon also had eight boards for Lethbridge as the Kodiaks shot 52.4 per cent from the field, 12.5 per cent from three-point range and 55.6 per cent on free throws.

In Friday’s win in Medicine Hat, the Kodiaks jumped out to a 48-35 lead at the half as four Lethbridge players hit double digits.

Leading the way was McMahon with 17 points, while Orin Porter added 15.

Paycen Blackmore came off the bench to add 12 points and six rebounds and Leon Schenker hit for 10 points.

Henry Fox-Grey hauled in 10 rebounds.

The Kodiaks were 49.3 from the field, shot 40 per cent from beyond the arc and sank 52.2 per cent on free throws.

In the women’s games, the Kodiaks prevailed on home court Saturday night with a 76-65 win to go along with a closer 54-52 decision Friday in Medicine.

That puts the Kodiaks women at 3-1 and in sole possession of second place in the South Division, two points back of the 4-0 SAIT Trojans.

On Saturday at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks trailed 27-16 after the first quarter before clawing back and ultimately outscoring the Rattlers 21-11 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

Rookie Courtney Deemter continued to light it up with a 32-point outing Saturday, while teammate Kirsten Barwegen responded with the double double on 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Deemter and Annah Westrop each hauled in eight rebounds in Saturday’s win.

The Kodiaks shot 41.4 per cent from the field, 35.7 from the three-point line and 59.1 per cent on free throws.

On Friday, four missed free throws by the Rattlers allowed the Kodiaks to squeak out the win.

Deemter and Barwegen each scored 15 points for Lethbridge and the double double with 11 and 15 rebounds, respectively. Deemter also had four steals.

Matlin Jacobs chipped in with 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Kodiaks shot 27 per cent from the field, 12.5 per cent on three-point shots and 42.3 per cent on free throws.

In men’s volleyball, the Kodiaks move into a tie for third place in the South Division with the Briercrest Clippers (2-0).

On Saturday in Medicine Hat Adam Revet led the way with 10 kills, while Jackson Gaehring added 10.

Nolan Moes had five digs.

On Friday at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, Moes and Cameron Piers each hammered 10 kills. Moes also had three service aces.

Liam Frost and Malcolm Fisher each chipped in with six digs.

Jeremiah Bohnert put up seven blocked shots.

With their 2-0 weekend, the Kodiaks women move into a tie for second place in the ACAC South with the SAIT Trojans and Olds Broncos, also 2-2.

On Saturday in Medicine Hat, the Kodiaks put up three straight set wins as veteran Mack Lewicki had seven kills and two digs.

Eryka Woods had five kills and Jamie Brown, Aideena Wickstrom and Claire Armstrong each had four.

Johanna Dixon had six digs and four service aces.

Elyse Doble also had six digs.

The Kodiaks won in four sets Friday night at home.

Brown had nine kills and Armstrong added eight.

Taryn Bach had 11 digs and Sarah Hazen added 10.

Armstrong had three blocked shots.

The basketball teams are back at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium Thursday when the Broncos pay visit. The men’s game is at 6 p.m. with the women to follow at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the Kodiaks head to Olds for the rematch.

The volleyball teams also play on Thursday and Saturday against Olds with the teams in Olds Thursday and back at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium Saturday, starting with the men’s game at 6 p.m.

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