Brent Forster - RDC
Medicine Hat, AB - The Red Deer College Queens certainly made the Medicine Hat College Rattlers work for the two points. The Rattlers pulled off some late heroics and edged the Queens 71-70.
Medicine Hat College held a 35-32 lead at the break, but RDC didn't relent.
The RDC Queens eventually captured a lead in the fourth quarter.
The final 21 seconds brought some clutch shooting from the home team.
RDC was up 69-66 until Sandra Garcia-Bernal hit a free-throw, propelling the visitors up 70-66.
With 12 seconds on the clock, Medicine Hat connected on a three-pointer (69-70).
Then the home side drained two consecutive free-throws with two seconds left to take a one point edge (71-70). The Queens tried to toss a long ball before the final buzzer, but time ran out.
Valentina Rincon was named the Queens Player-of-the-Game. The Business Administration student contributed 22 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal. She hit eight-of-16 from the field and 75 per cent from the free-throw line.
Morgan Muir received the honour for the Rattlers. She totaled 27 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Amy Szymanek (6) and Val Rincon (9)
The Rattlers held the advantage on the boards (45-35).
On Saturday, the RDC Queens (4-5) will play the Briercrest College Clippers in Saskatchewan at 6:00 p.m.