Heat to invade Timberwolves den this weekend

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Heat to invade Timberwolves den this weekend

By Cary Mellon on November 27, 2014

Heat

On the road for the second time this season and the final time before the December break UBC Okanagan will play UNBC on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.

Heat Women’s Basketball Game Times (PST)FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 2014:
6 PM | Heat Women’s Basketball at the UNBC Timberwolves
WEBCAST | LIVE STATS | TICKETSSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 2014:
5 PM | Heat Women’s Basketball at the UNBC Timberwolves
WEBCAST | LIVE STATS | TICKETS

LOCATION:  Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre, UNBC, Prince George, BC

UBCO  TALE OF THE TAPE UNBC
68.7 (7) Points per game 53.2 (17)
.334 (16) Field Goal Pct. .368 (11)
.235 (15) Three-point Pct. .224 (17)
.638 (15) Free Throw Pct. .716 (6)
-9.7 (16) Rebound Margin per game -7.3 (15)
75.0 (17) Points per game allowed 74.8 (16)
.397 (13) Opponents Field Goal Pct. ..381 (10)
.234 (1) Opponents three-point Pct. .236 (2)
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UBC OKANAGAN HEAT  UNBC TIMBERWOLVES
Projected Starters:

Claire Elliott | #13 | G | 5-7 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 7.7 28.6 14.3 59.1 3.3 2.3

Cassie Rerick | #06 | G | 5-4 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 5.5 54.2 60.0 57.1 2.7 1.3

Sarah Allison | #11 | G | 5-10 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 15.7 35.3 28.2 74.2 2.5 2.0

Sarah Buckingham | #05 | G | 5-8 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 7.5 43.9 12.5 88.9 2.5 1.5

Jessica Jazdarehee | #04 | G | 5-9 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 11.7 43.4 25.0 69.7 8.3 1.0

Sarah Robin | #09 | F | 5-9 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
4 11.0 42.5 76.9 2.0 1.8

Angela White | #15 | G | 5-8 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 8.0 32.6 0.0 62.1 4.8 1.2

 Jasprit Nijjar | #15 | F | 6-1 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 5.3 35.7 75.0 4.8 0.7

Kayla McFadden | #08 | F | 6-0 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 8.8 38.6 0.0 64.3 5.0 1.2

Vasilila Louka | #13 | C | 6-1 |

GP PTS/G FG 3PT FT REB/G A/G
6 11.7 42.3 0.0 62.5 9.5 0.8

HEAT (3-8, 2-4 Canada West)                        SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS

CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 5th – Explorers Division
Last week: 1-1: Fri W (85-80 OT); Sat L (78-52) vs. MacEwan
Streak: 1 Loss
2013-14 CanWest Record: 3-19 (8th – Pacific Division)
2014 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2014 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A

This Weekend: On the road for the second time this season and the final time before the December break the 2-4 Heat will close out 2014 in the den of the Timberwolves. The 0-6 UNBC team will try and notch their first win of the season against the 2-4 UBC Okanagan Heat this Friday at 6 p.m. in Prince George. The two teams will do it all over again on Saturday at 5 p.m. with both games at the Charles Jago Sporting Centre.

Head to Head:  (2-2 in CW; 17-6 in CCAA; 1-1 in postseason) In 2013/14 in Canada West conference play in Kelowna the two teams would split and in the 2012/13 season in Prince George the teams would also split.

Friday night OT – 3 for 3: Once again, for the third straight weekend on Friday night the game went into overtime. In the first two weekends the Heat have lost lead late in the game to go into overtime on both Friday nights. In Calgary the Heat ran away with the win in extra time – their first victory on the year – in the home opener the Fraser Valley Cascades gained the upper hand and earned the win in OT.  Last Friday, against all odds they once again played into overtime with the Heat coming out on top for their second win of the season. All three games on Saturday have resulted in a loss for UBC Okanagan.

Pressure and ball control: How much pressure can the Heat put on the backcourt of UNBC will have a lot of say in the outcome of these two games. So far this year the heat are the best team in steals in Canada West committing thievery 12.5 times a game. UNBC on the other hand are the worst in Canada West at ball control averaging 28 turnover a game.

Timberwolves so far: Winless in the first three weeks the Timberwolves hosted Mount Royal this past weekend and dropped two, but both were very close. Friday (60-59), Saturday (58-52). They have also lost to Fraser valley and Thompson Rivers.


UNBC TIMBERWOLVES  (2-13, 0-6 Canada West)             SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th Explorer Division
Last week: 0-2: Fri L (60-59); Sat L (58-52) vs MRU
Streak: 6 losses
2013-14 conference record: 6-16
2014 CW playoffs: N/A
2014 CIS tournament: N/A
Last CW title: N/A
Last CIS title: N/A
preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org

Key additions: Vasiliki Louka, Hannah Pudlas, Stacey Graham
Key returnees: Sarah Robin, Cassie Rerick, Mavia Nijjer
Key departures: Mercedes VanKoughnett, Jen Bruce, Emily Kaehn, Chelsey Thorne

PRINCE GEORGE – After losing the core of their starting line-up, the Timberwolves are looking at a building year. Led by lone veteran Sarah Robin, the Timberwolves will look to build the experience of their young squad.

Four senior players graduated out of the Timberwolves program last year, among the group was star guard Mercedes VanKoughnett. VanKoughnett ranked among the top 10 in multiple Canada West stat categories and led the Timberwolves in points, rebounds, and assists last season. Other notable departures include Jen Bruce, Emily Kaehn and Chelsey Thorne. Bruce provided the Timberwolves with points from the field while Kaehn was able to battle inside the key against players who consistently outsized her.

The Timberwolves will be led by lone fifth year Sarah Robin. Robin has been a staple in UNBC’s starting line-up for the last three seasons and will continue to lead her team during her final year. Second year guard Cassie Rerick will take on a major role with the Timberwolves, filling in for VanKoughnett, controlling the backcourt and ball.

Trying to fill some of the gaps for the Timberwolves will be rookie forward Vasiliki Louka and local recruit Hannah Pudlas. Louka has already shown to be dominant on the boards during the preseason. Pudlas, a local Prince George recruit, is going to be a talented ball-handler for the Timberwolves, providing the depth they will need off the bench against some of the tougher teams.

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