FT.MCMURRAY, ALTA. - The NAIT Ooks lost to the St.Mary's Lightning 66-51 in the consolation semifinal of the 2019 ACAC Women's Basketball Championship.
NAIT started the game flat and St.Mary's took advantage, taking a 45-18 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Ooks found their wings as they slowed Lightning's offense and started creating chances of their own, outscoring their opponent's 20-14 in the third quarter. In the fourth, NAIT would continue to push outscoring St.Mary's 13-7 but the margin was too big to overcome and they would end up losing 66-51.
This loss ends the Ooks 2018-2019 season where they found success with a very young team. Some positives to take away from the season is the fact that coach Todd Warnick will be returning the majority of his roster with an exception of key contributor and fifth-year guard, Leah Vandenboogaard.