Posted on November 12, 2008 by Dylan Anderson

On Friday night, the Vikings played the NAIT Ooks at home.

On Friday night, the Vikings played the NAIT Ooks at home.  The game was a close and exciting battle between the two teams.  At the end of the first half, the score was tied at 33 and the Vikings looked to challenge the Ooks for the lead.   In the second half, the seesaw battle continued and the score was tied yet again at the end of the third quarter at 49.   In the end, rebounding proved to be a problem for the Vikings squad, as the Ooks won the battle of the boards 43 to 31. The end result was a 67-72 upset to the NAIT Ooks.  The player of the game was Jamie Sparrow, who led the Vikings with 21 points.

On Saturday night, the Vikings looked to battle back against the NAIT Ooks.  Despite being down 21-14 after the first, the Vikings displayed great defensive effort in the second and third quarter.  The squad allowed only 14 points in the second and nine points in the third quarter.  Jamie Sparrow was again the player of the game with 13 points and six rebounds.  Jessie Hameister-Ries also had six rebounds and 15 points.  Karla Binder had eight rebounds, five assists, and seven points on the night.  In the paint, the Vikings posts did a great job of shutting down NAIT player Courtney Willis.  Although Willis had 22 points and 15 boards on Friday night, the Vikings responded by limiting Willis to only seven rebounds and three points on Saturday.

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