OLDS- On November 17 the Olds College Broncos (2-3) took down the Lethbridge Kodiaks (1-4) in commanding fashion, picking up their second straight win, this time by a 88-60 margin.
Brittney Thibeaux, coming into the game averaging nearly 6 points a game more than any other ACAC player with 24.8 PPG, continued her stellar season despite sitting out most of the second and third quarter due to foul trouble, posting a game high 20 points.
Alice-Fay Pitts was the standout player for the Broncos on the floor on Friday evening, facilitating the ball for nine assists to go along with seven boards and 14 points, picking up player of the game honours.
A key to the Broncos win was shutting down Kodiaks guard Amy Arbon. Coming into Friday night Arbon was connecting on an ACAC best 56% of her three points attempts; the Broncos held her to 2-11 shooting, 0-3 from three point land.
After a hot start for the Broncos, two first quarter fouls, and a third early in the second quarter, would knock Thibeaux out of the game until the fourth. However even without Thibeaux the Broncos were able to win the battle down low, working hard on the boards to retain a 22-16 lead going into the second quarter.
The Broncos began to pull away in the second quarter. Four straight possessions led to points for the Broncos, leading to a Kodiaks timeout down 32-18.
The Broncos continued their stellar play to close the quarter and went into the break up 44-25.
The Kodiaks wouldn't get any closer, as the home team came out of the break on a mission. Before all was said and done every Broncos starter recorded double digit points.
Lethbridge will travel to Red Deer tomorrow at 6 P.M. for a match with the Queens, while the Broncos travel to Calgary for a 6 P.M. match vs. Ambrose.