Lakeland Rustlers win against the NAIT Ooks

It was like playoff basketball last night agianst the Lakeland Rustlers and NAIT Ooks as both teams were physical and competitive start to finish. The teams were pretty even in the first quater as they traded baskets back an forth the whole quarter. The first ended in a 16-16 tied between the two teams and looked as if it would continue the whole game. In the second quarter both teams would lock down defensively. The Rustlers hit couple three's but it wasnt enough to take the lead going into half. The Ooks go into halftime up only by one point as the score was 28-29. The third was a slower quarter as shift of play seem to last for ever as there was no stoppage of play for over 3 minutes, both teams looked exhausted afer this. It would be another low scoring quarter. The Rustlers take a small 2 point lead going into the last quarter of play. It would come down to the end were the Ooks were forced to foul sending the Rustlers to the line where they were able to score 7 points to end the quarter. The Ooks were unable to convert on offense and end up losing the game. The Rustlers defeat the Ooks 62-54. Player of the game for the Rustlers #14 Bilge Topalogiu with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals on the night. Player of the game for the Ooks #7 Leah Vandenboogaard with 12 points and 6 rebounds.