The UKC Ladies can’t be too upset with their results from the game week, picking up a crucial win over the Mystics of MSVU, before losing to Holland College in their Sunday fixture. The weekend was highlighted by the home-return of forward Claire Hickman, who posted double figures in both games. As things stand, King’s sits 4th in the table with 18 points, but only one game behind league leaders Holland College, Mount Saint Vincent University, and St. Thomas University; who find themselves in a 3 way tie for first. The next 4 games will be crucial in determining UKC’s final seed for playoffs, with critical games at STU and HC still to be played. The King’s Ladies will only return to their home court once more before the season concludes, against the Chargers of Crandall University on February 23. Elsewhere, UKC guard Jenna Bain was honored as ACAA Female Player of the Week.
vs. MSVU: 75-60 W
vs. Holland: 73-88 L
Two heartbreaking losses at home for the Kingsmen who nearly stunned the league, with near upsets against league elites MSVU and Holland College. Reese Zorogole continued his impressive campaign, with back-to-back 20+ point performances. Backs against the wall, the UKC Men must win 2 of the next 4 matches to solidify a playoff spot; displacing the Seawolves of UNBSJ. Despite the string of recent losses, it is obvious the Blue Devils are not to be trifled with. Boasting a batch of pitbull guards, King’s have nearly accomplished the impossible 3 times in 2 weeks; surely catching the attention of the impending opponents MTA and STU in the coming game week. With 2 quick wins, the Blue Devils could very well go from conference outsides to tournament Dark Horses.
vs. MVSU: 94-98 L
vs. Holland: 86-91 L
A tough loss at home and a convincing win on the road have primed the Blue Devils for a solid berth into ACAA playoffs, likely in the 4 vs. 5 match-up. In the weekends first match, the Blue Devils soldiered through 3 sets against Mount Allison University, each of which narrowly went the way of the Mounties, despite a promising performance from Emma Wilson, who has established herself as a force in the league since the winter intermission. The Sunday matched was an equally short-lived affair, with the Blue Devils putting 3 sets past the Dragons of St. Anne. The King’s Ladies will now go on the road with a trip to New Brunswick to face the Tommies of STU and the Seawolves of UNBSJ, before returning home for their final 2 matches of the season against Dal AC and Holland College on February 22 and 23 respectively.
vs. MTA: 0-3 L
@ USA: 3-0 W
No competitions for Badminton this past week. Teams were given a week to prepare before travelling to Halifax for the ACAA Badminton Championships, hosted at King’s on February 15 & 16.
There are only two weeks to go in the regular seasons for Blue Devils Athletics! Be sure to check in next week to see how the teams are shaping up before playoffs, and, as always, stop by the Kingdome to see your favorite King’s Teams in action before the seasons end.Find the full athletics schedule online and watch all your Blue Devils Athletes via www.acaatv.ca and stay up to date will all the action from the ACAA.