EDMONTON, AB – The Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) Thunder welcomed the NAIT Ooks in Saturday night basketball action to close out their weekend home and home series. What was a back and forth contest saw the Thunder rally late, but cannot overcome the difference as they fall to the Ooks 66-60.
NAIT started the game off firing, taking an early lead out of the gate. But the Thunder closed the gap late in the quarter as NAIT took a 21-14 lead into the second quarter. The back and forth play continued into the second quarter as both teams exchanged baskets. The Ooks took a 36-28 lead into the half. NAIT carried this momentum into the third quarter as they had an offensive explosion and extended their lead to double digits, taking a 55-41 lead into the fourth quarter. The Thunder flipped the script in the final quarter, outscoring the Ooks 19-11 in the quarter. But the comeback fell short as the Ooks hung on to take this one 66-60.
This concludes the weekend series between the two teams as the Ooks sweep both games. The Thunder return to action next Saturday as they welcome the Augustana Vikings.
The Kahunaverse Players of the Game were #4 Sydney Hurlburt for the NAIT Ooks and #4 Olivia Armstrong for the Thunder.