Camrose, AB - The Augustana Men's Vikings hosted the NAIT Ooks in their first game against each other in the new year, their last match being on November 30th, 2018. The Vikings won 87-70.
The first period The Vikings did extremely well their first quarter with a score double that of the Ooks, 24-10. In the second quarter the Ooks were able to dramatically improve their results beating the Vikings 22-18; however, this was not enough to turn the tides of the overall score (42-32). The third period was the closest match with the Vikings able to score the same as their first period, 24, and the Ooks were able to maintain their stamina from the last period, with 22 points again (66-54). In the fourth period The Vikings beat the Ooks 21-16, with a final score of 87-70 for Augustana. The Player of the Game (POG) awards were given by Augustana dean Dr. Allen Berger and wife Dr. Becky Berger, big supporters of the Vikings. From NAIT the POG was Solon Ellis, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and a fourth year business administration major; he had six rebounds and twenty nine points. From Augustana the POG went to co-captain Spencer Marion, a native of Edmonton and a fourth year business major; he had four rebounds and eighteen points.