By Jay Shewfelt
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has claimed the Bronze Medal at the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship with a narrow 63-62 win over Les Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy.
Trailing 41-38 at halftime, the Ooks staked themselves an 8-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and they needed every point as Sainte-Foy would make it interesting with a late comeback. It came down to the final possession, but Sainte-Foy’s final shot attempt fell short, instead of being the winner.
Nicole Ruptash scored 16 points, including four triples, on her way to the Player of the Game Award for NAIT.
Laurie Marchand scored a game high 24 points as Sainte-Foy’s Player of the Game.