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Clippers fall in gold medal game at women's volleyball championship

Kings University takes 3-0 win in final; men's hockey closes in on playoff spot with important win

The Briercrest College Clippers women's volleyball team saw their quest for a league championship come to an end on Saturday night, as they fell the The Kings University in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championship final.

Kings lived up to their 22-2 regular season record as the top seeds out of the North Division, as they picked up a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-21) victory to claim the ACAC title and advance to CCAA nationals.
Things aren't done for the Clippers, though – the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association awarded the ACAC a wild card berth for the second place team in women's volleyball, meaning they'll join Kings at nationals at Niagara College in Welland, Ont. from Mar. 6-9.

Becky Garner had 11 kills in the final, Mia Harder recorded 12 digs and Kirsty Kindrachuk 11 digs.

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Moose Jaw's Dax Whitehead and the Lethbridge College Kodiaks also fell short in their bid for an ACAC title, as they lost 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-18) to Keyano College in the gold medal game.

Whitehead had six kills, eight digs and four blocks in the loss.

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The final weekend of the season will be plenty interesting for the Briercrest Clippers in men's hockey, after a 4-3 win over SAIT at Barkman Arena in Caronport on Saturday.

Halen Cordoni's power play marker 50 seconds into the third period stood as the game winner, as the Clippers improved to 6-19-1-0 and moved within a single point of Concordia (6-18-1-1) for the final playoff spot.

Samuel Lawson and Josh Boelema each finished a goal and an assist for Briercrest, while Joshua Mitton had their other goal. Dan Deckoning turned aside 56 shots to earn the win.

The Clippers will look to land the final playoff berth next weekend when they host Red Deer College for a pair of contests.

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The Clippers women's basketball team closed out their campaign with an 86-73 win over Red Deer College in their final game of the regular season at Margaret P. Reimer gym in Caronport.

Adrianna Beck scored 25 points for Briercrest, while Sylvia Smith-Gatson added 19 and Tracy Lewis 14.
The victory ensured the Clippers finished the season above .500 with an 11-10 record.

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Briercrest College didn't have as much luck in men's basketball, as they lost their final game of the season 99-71 to Red Deer.
C.J. Greer led the Clippers with 19 points to go along with 18 from Nicholas Gregerson and 16 from Amiel DesLos Reyes.

The Clippers capped their campaign with a 2-19 record.

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