Women up­ended in Olds

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS -

The Medicine Hat Col­lege women’s bas­ket­ball team couldn’t deal with Olds’ top player early and dropped its first game of the sea­son, 8481 to the Bron­cos Fri­day night.

At Olds, the Rat­tlers trailed by 13 through 10 min­utes ac­cord­ing to the Al­berta Col­leges Ath­letic Con­fer­ence web­site. They were still down 14 with 3:59 to go be­fore mount­ing a late charge. Time ran out be­fore they could get a shot at the tie.

Amer­i­can Brit­tney Thibeaux had 12 of her game-high 32 points in the big first quar­ter, adding 12 re­bounds as Olds im­proved to 6-1.

Thibeaux fouled out which led to Medicine Hat’s fi­nal push, led by a big of­fen­sive night from guard Mor­gan Muir (18 points, four steals. Ken­dell Kuntz led the Rat­tlers with 20 points and Kate­lyn Rozdeba nearly had a triple­dou­ble, scor­ing 15 points, gar­ner­ing nine steals and nine re­bounds. But they fell to 4-1.

The Bron­cos out­re­bounded the Rat­tlers 53-33, get­ting 16 boards from Ma­cyn Morn­ing Bull and 11 from Alli Tay­lor.

Medicine Hat stays on the road Sat­ur­day, head­ing to Red Deer to face the Queens. They fin­ish the se­mes­ter with three more road games in No­vem­ber.

Men’s bas­ket­ball

Held in check for a half, the Rat­tlers men turned up the heat on the Bron­cos to fin­ish with an 81-59 win Fri­day night.

Lead­ing by just four points with 6:36 left in the third quar­ter, Medicine Hat went on a 19-4 run over the next 6:12 to run away with the game.

Jon Sap­ple­ton fin­ished with 16 points, 16 re­bounds and six as­sists, though it was Jaamel Slack who led all scor­ers with 20. DeAn­gelo Ash­ley added 17 points, 10 boards and three blocks as the vis­i­tors im­proved to 4-1.

Olds fell to 1-6, get­ting 18 points from Jou­von Edi­son.

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