Down to the Buzzer

Running the break they are fast as the wind and they force the play from end-to-end.

That could be the Keyano Huskies men's basketball team motto as during the 2018-2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season they have scored more than 90 points a total of 10 times!

High output games were 112-75 exhibition vs. The Kings University Eagles and 107-105 vs. University of Alberta Augustana Vikings on a D'Aubre Doucette score with only 0.7 on the clock.

In this their final game of the regular season, the Jeremy Wielenga coached Huskies are following up on Friday's 84-81 victory against the NAIT Ooks at the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre.

When was the last time the Keyano Huskies or NAIT Ooks scored 11 points in the opening period as the game was tied 11-11 after 10 minutes this afternoon?

Heck, Huskies are a team that averages 87.0 points per game.

Surprisingly not that long ago, at least for the Huskies.

You only need to go back to February 8, 2019 when the powerhouse Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder held them to a 31-10 first period lead, going on to win 106-74.

For the Ooks, who average 73.5 ppg, the date is February 9, 2019 scoring 11 points to Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves defence in an eventual 85-67 defeat.

Scoring was not that spectacular in the second period either on the Canada Natural Gymnasium hardwood.

Teams head to the locker room at halftime tied at 24-24.

Yes. 24-24.

Ooks shot 11-of-34 from the field and the Huskies 10-of-40.

Hope someone removes the Saran Wrap off the baskets for the second half.

A Stefan Jovic three followed by a two pointer, gives the Huskies a 37-34 advantage with 5:10 remaining in third period.

Huskies' Houston Shackelford makes usage of time on court to make some good things happen.

Ooks get six chances at scoring on one possession. Huskies need to box out.

At the end of three it is Huskies 48-44.

Three straight threes by Ooks' Darryl Broderick with kick outs from Ryan Delwo bring NAIT within a point 58-57 with 6:09 in regulation.

Teams trade three pointers, Delrow for NAIT and MacDonald for Huskies.

Shackelford layup from a Jack Redden outlet makes it 70-65 Huskies with only 57 seconds left.

Big time block by Redden on an attacking Jamal Hinds.

Delrow is fouled from behind on a buzzer shooting three point attempt.

Has a chance to tie the game by making all three. Misses first

 Huskies Home Hardware Player of the Game Chris Oppong 15 points 6 assists 8 rebounds.

Ooks POG is Delwo 14 points 11 rebounds.

Huskies finish the season at 17-7 and take to the court at Lakeland College along with seven other teams as Lloydminster, Alberta is the site of the 2018-2019 ACAC Men's Basketball Championships to be held Feb 28 – March 2, 2019