Congratulations to Peighton Melton of Lacombe who was named the RDP Athlete of the Week.

Peighton,  who is a first year student in open studies,  plays for the Queens Basketball team. This past Saturday she had 20 rebounds against the SAIT Trojans. Melton is the only rookie on the team and has already impressed Head Coach Avery Harrison.

“She comes in with some really good coaching throughout high school in Queens Assistant Coach Nadine Cunningham. She was set up for success right there. I have seen her grow. Last May, we started weekly practices and she was in the gym all the time."

Melton averages about 7.4 rebounds per game and over half of her total rebounds are defensive.

The Queens Basketball team will be home on Friday against the Olds College Broncos with the game starting at 6 pm as they look to extend their seven-game winning streak.