EDMONTON, ALTA.- The NAIT Ooks men's basketball fell just short to the nationally ranked Concordia Thunder 72-69 Saturday night in the NAIT gymnasium.
The Thunder came out strong outscoring the Ooks 23-10 in the first quarter. The Ooks weathered the storm in the second quarter as both sides scored 18 points apiece. In the second half, NAIT would grab the momentum and run with it, outscoring the Thunder 19-16 in the third quarter and 22-15 in the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, NAIT could not overcome the 13 point deficit from the opening quarter, as they would end up falling 72-69.
Players of the Game
NAIT Ooks - Jamaal Hinds
Concordia Thunder - Julien McFadden
The Big Picture
The NAIT Ooks sit 3rd in the ACAC North division with a 5-5 record, while the Concordia Thunder sit in 1st with a 10-0 record.
NAIT Ooks will play host to the 6-4 Keyano Huskies next weekend, while the Thunder will play a host with to the 4-4 Grande Prairie Wolves.