EDMONTON, ALTA - The NAIT Ooks men's basketball team fell short to the Augustana Vikings losing 82-73 Friday night in the NAIT Gymnasium.
Both teams came out strong in the first quarter as the Ooks outscored the Vikings 19-18. Augustana responded by outscoring NAIT in the second and third quarters. The Vikings had a 60-49 lead heading into the final quarter. The Ooks would outscore Augustana 24-22 in the fourth, but it would not be enough as they would end up losing 82-73.
"We showed mental weakness tonight. We had the discipline to follow our defensive game plan for 75% of the time. When we lost focus they killed us the other 25% of the time. They are a great shooting team and deserved to win," said NAIT head coach, Mike Connolly. "Tomorrow we need to a shoot better. We also need to improve our general focus, determination and mental toughness."
Players of the Game
NAIT Ooks - Jamaal Hinds
Augustana Vikings - Mason Hunter
The Big Picture
With the loss tonight the Ooks fall to 8-7 and fall to third in the ACAC north division, behind the Augustana Vikings who are now 9-6.
The two teams will now rematch in Camrose tomorrow night at 8:00 pm.