EDMONTON, Alta. - In a battle of two teams tied in the standings in terms of points, the Ooks came out in the first quarter determined to get off to a good start in their first divisional game after the holiday break, ultimately taking a sixteen-point lead after quarter one. That advantage carried into the second quarter, going into half-time with a fourteen-point lead 34-20.
NAIT continued to stretch the lead in the third quarter before eventually finishing off the shorthanded Vikings in the fourth quarter with an eleven-point victory.
Of importance on Friday night was the Ooks three-point shooting, outscoring the Vikings by nine, as well as turnovers, with NAIT forcing twenty-nine on the night due to some strong, swarming defense.
Friday's contest pushed NAIT's win streak to five games and avenged two early season losses to the Vikings.
Players of the Game
NAIT Ooks – Carly McHarg
Augustana Vikings – Tegan MacKinnon
The Big Picture
NAIT Ooks – 9-6 - Third in the ACAC north division
Augustana Vikings - 8-5 - Fourth in the ACAC north division
The teams rematch tomorrow, January 18, 2020 at Augustana Gym