By Cary Mellon on January 8, 2015
After back to back weekend splits the Heat will journey north to Prince George to play two games against the UNBC Timberwolves this Friday and Saturday. Tip-off for the final two games before the December break is at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.
@ Kamloops, BC (Tournament Capital Centre)
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||TRU|
|70.6 (16)||Points per game||76.1 (11)|
|.401 (13)||Field Goal Pct.||.406 (11)|
|.351 (4)||Three-point Pct.||.309 (11)|
|.715 (6)||Free Throw Pct.||.772 (3)|
|0.1 (10)||Rebound Margin per game||-1.1 (12)|
|73.9 (8)||Points per game allowed||74.4 (9)|
|.379 (4)||Opponents Field Goal Pct.||.400 (11)|
|.269 (1)||Opponents three-point Pct.||.296 (4)|
|UBC OKANAGAN HEAT||THOMPSON RIVERS WOLFPACK|
Aldrich Berrios | #07 | G |
Reese Pribilsky | #05 | G |
Mitch Goodwin | #11 | G |
Victor Aguero | #11 | G |
Buzz Truss | #10 | G |
Devin McMurtry | #08 | F | 6-4 |
Cameron Friesen | #09 | F |
Billy Cheng | #05 | G | 5-8 |
David Manshreck | #12 | F |
Franco Kouagnia | #10 | F | 6-7 |
UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (3-15, 2-6 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th – Explorer Division
Last week: 0-2: Fri L (83-74); Sat L (69-63) at UNBC
Streak: 3 losses
2013-14 CanWest Record: 4-18 (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: For the second straight weekend the 2-4 Heat played to a split, this weekend in Prince George UBC Okanagan will hope to sweep the two games against the 1-5 UNBC Timberwolves. To earn the sweep the Heat will need to win on Friday night, tip-off at 8 p.m. The chance for the sweep will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. both games at the Charles Jago Sporting Centre.
Head-to-Head – versus the Twolves: (2-2 in CW; 9-16 in CCAA; 0-1 in postseason) In the two years facing each other the home team has held serve and swept both games, last year the Heat won both in Kelowna.
UBC Okanagan last weekend: At home UBC Okanagan stormed out to an incredible first quarter in the Friday night game and captured their second win of the season, 80-76 over the visiting MacEwan Griffins. Saturday the Griffins fought back and grabbed the split as the Heat fell 68-64.
UNBC to this point: Losing their first four games the Timberwolves earned their first win of the season last Friday versus the visiting Mount Royal Cougars, 71-60. The Cougars clawed their way to a split over UNBC with a 77-69 win on Saturday.
Ball Control: In the two wins by UBC Okanagan they turned the ball over just 13.5 times compared to 18.2 times in their four losses. In the two wins they stole the ball 11.0 times and in the in the losses just grabbed 8.0 steals.
THOMPSON RIVERS WOLFPACK (9-9, 4-4 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th Explorer Division
Last week: 1-1: Fri L (78-70); Sat W (89-66) at Mount Royal
Streak: 1 win
2013-14 conference record: 13-9
2014 CW playoffs: Lost in quarterfinals
2014 CIS tournament: N/A
Last CW title: N/A
Last CIS title: N/A
Key returnees: Josh Wolfram, Reese Pribilsky, Tallon Milne
Key additions: Sean Price, Josh Mayorga, Victor Aguero
Key departures: Ta’Quan Zimmerman
KAMLOOPS – The evolution of the WolfPack basketball program under coach Scott Clark continues in an upward trend. Thompson Rivers made the playoffs for the first time since joining CIS and that is the goal this year.
Clark has a solid core of veterans led by Josh Wolfram (fourth year, forward, Kamloops, BC) who was among the Canada West leaders in a number of categories last year as was Reese Pribilsky (fourth year, guard, Victoria, BC) and Tallon Milne (fifth year forward, Vanderhoof, BC).
Other veterans set to contribute are fifth year guards Brett Parker (Langley, BC) and Brett Rouault (Vernon, BC) and fourth year forward Gerard Gore (St. John’s Antiqua).
The WolfPack recruited two top players out of U.S. Junior College: Sean Price and Victor Aguero (both from Washington State). Another highly touted fresh face is Josh Mayorga (Langley, BC) who attended the Junior National team training camp and led Walnut Grove to a BC “AAA” high school championship.