Lethbridge defeats NAIT 80-77

In an exciting first round game, the Lethbridge Kodiaks held off a hard charging NAIT Ooks team 80-77.  Leading by as many as 19 points in the second half the Kodiaks saw the lead shrink to 1 in the dying seconds.  The Kodiaks were led by Chris Maughan with 30 points and 9 rebounds and Grady Taylor with 24 point.  Jackson Jacob led the Ooks with 21 points and 6 boards and Wyatt Beaver chipped in 16 points to go along with 11 rebounds.  Maughan was the Lethbridge player of the game and Jacob was player of the game for NAIT.  The Kodiaks will meet the host Rattlers in Semifinal #2 at 8pm while the Ooks will play the Augustana Vikings at 3pm.