Broncos push past Kodiaks

Broncos push past Kodiaks

Olds College Sports Information
November 3, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - The Olds College Broncos found their stride in the fourth quarter, coming back to defeat the Lethbridge College Kodiaks 81-73 at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium on Saturday.

Brittney Thibeaux completed a dominant weekend, posting another 31-point performance to go with seven rebounds for the Broncos (5-1), who dominated in the paint, outscoring Lethbridge 38-20.

Kristina Bajovic (18 points) and Kyla Adams (17 points, five rebounds, four steals, three assists) also made strong offensive contributions, while Michaela Allen-Gullion (11 assists) and Macyn Morning Bull (13 rebounds) each found ways to stay involved throughout the game.

For Lethbridge (2-2), Juhee Anderson led the way with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Amy Berryman contributed 14 points.

Olds College jumped out to a 10-3 lead early in the first quarter, though the Kodiaks fought back, cutting the Broncos' lead to 17-16 through the opening 10 minutes.

The second quarter played out similarly, with the Broncos extending their lead late with an 11-3 run, only for Lethbridge to come back and close the gap to 34-30 at halftime.

There was a role reversal of sorts in the third, as Lethbridge used a pair of 10-0 runs early and late in the quarter to push past the Broncos, taking a 54-49 lead into the final 10 minutes.

From there, the Broncos took over as Thibeaux and Bajovic combined for 23 points in the final frame.

Thibeaux earned player of the game honours for the Broncos, while Anderson received the honour for Lethbridge.

Olds College is now headed for a showdown next week with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (4-0) in a matchup featuring two teams ranked in the top seven of the CCAA rankings, set for Friday, November 9 at 6 p.m. at the Ralph Klein Centre.

Meanwhile, the Kodiaks will travel to Calgary to face the St. Mary's University Lightning, also on November 9 at 6 p.m.