November 17, 2012, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The home team needed 28 points in the fourth quarter to dispatch the visiting UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team, as the Kelowna squad lost their game on the road against the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves 72-54.
After halftime the Heat came back fighting for every point; an 8-0 run saw UBC Okanagan bring it within one with a minute to play in the third. Sarah Allison (South Surrey, BC) led the Heat in scoring, finishing with 14 points. The driving force inside was Roslyn Huber (Kelowna, BC) who added another 10 points.
Madison Kaneda (Vernon, BC) pressured the Timberwolves, keeping the Heat in the game. Early in the fourth Kaneda tied it up at 49 after she was fouled on a layup.
The Timberwolves broke away in the fourth quarter scoring three 3-pointers in a minute and a half.
“They came out strong and we went back and forth down the stretch,” commented Huber. “They hit some big threes in the fourth that we didn’t respond to.”
For the Timberwolves Jordyn Rabbitt (Salmon Arm, BC) and Jennifer Bruce (Langley, BC) each chipped in 14, while Emily Kaehn (Hixon, BC) added 13.
At the end of regulation time the Timberwolves won 72-54. UNBC moves to 3-2 while UBC Okanagan drop to 1-4.
“That game is behind us and we need to regroup and focus as a team,” Huber added. “We play them again tomorrow so we want to capitalize on the things we do best and it will give us the outcome we want.”
“It comes down to focus an awareness and toughness for the whole entire game,” echoed fellow fifth year Melissa Irish (Victoria, BC).
Both teams return to the Northern Sport Centre (Prince George, BC) again Saturday night; the game will start at 6 p.m.
Fourth quarter undoes Heat in Prince George