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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Oak Hills splits weekend series

OTTERBURNE, Manitoba -- The Oak Hills Christian College men’s basketball team split a pair of games at Providence University College over the weekend.

The Wolfpack (1-3, 1-1 Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) fell 97-90 Friday night before rebounding with a 75-61 win Saturday for their first victory of the season.

Oak Hills outscored the Pilots 30-21 over the last 10 minutes of play but came up short in the first game of the doubleheader. The Wolfpack were 13-for-27 from the free throw line for the game, which ended up being the difference in the game.

Leading the Wolfpack in game one was sophomore Ezekiel Cook with 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Freshman Jaren Brooks recorded 14 points and 21 rebounds while sophomores Duke Abalos and Ronnie Jackson finished with 22 and 20 points, respectively.

The second game was a different story for the Wolfpack.

After being tied 31-31 at the half, the Pack outscored the Pilots in the second half 44-30 to cruise to the win.

Oak Hills was led by Brooks with 23 points and 15 rebounds. The Pack also received contributions from Cook with 22 points and 10 rebounds and junior Blake Dragt with 11 rebounds. Jackson and Abalos scored 13 and 11 points, respectively.

The Wolfpack will return to the court today with a 7 p.m. game at Minnesota Crookston.

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