Heat look to end UFV’s hot streak


Heat look to end UFV’s hot streak

By Cary Mellon on January 22, 2015

The Heat are back at home this Friday and Saturday. (Greystoke Photography)

The Heat look to knock off undefeated Cascades on their home turf. (Greystoke Photography)

Game Times

FRIDAY, JAN. 23rd:
8 PM | UBC Okanagan at Fraser Valley


7 PM | UBC Okanagan at Fraser Valley

Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford, BC

68.6 (17) Points per game 85.8 (1)
.386 (15) Field Goal Pct. .445 (8)
.347 (8) Three-point Pct. .311 (17)
.700 (8) Free Throw Pct. .679 (12)
0.2 (8) Rebound Margin per game  5.6 (3)
77.8 (11) Points per game allowed 70.5 (2)
.417 (9) Opponents Field Goal Pct. .365 (1)
.318 (7) Opponents three-point Pct. .317 (6)

UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (3-19, 2-10 Canada West)                        SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th – Explorer Division
Last week: 0-2: Fri L (74-69); Sat L (85-70) to Mount Royal
Streak: 7 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:  The Heat are taking on the hottest team in Canada West men’s basketball as the host Fraser Valley Cascades have won all 12 of their games this year, UBC Okanagan will attenpt to end that winning streak at the Envision Athletic Centre this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 23-24). Going for their third win of the season the hoops will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and then at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Head to Head: versus Fraser Valley (4-4 – Canada West): 4-4, with the home team holding court in the first six conference contests until this November when UFV took down the home Heat twice to open the season (82-76), (81-73). The Heat previously have lost all four in Abbotsford, in 2011-12 and last year in 2013-14, but won the two games played at UBC Okanagan in 2012-13.

Missing Manshreck: Unable to play since the calendar turned to 2015 UBC Okanagan are struggling to score without leading scorer David Manshreck and his 16.1 PPG and 6.9 RPG, the second year forward is the second leading scorer in the Explorers division. In the four games with #12 the team is averaging just 62 points per game, before his abscence the team was averaging 70.6 points per game.

Historically Streaking Cascades: UFV has won all 12 of their games this season and have now won 26 straight regular season Canada West conference games. Their last loss was in November of 2013.

Team Scoring Comparisons: The Cascades are one of the high powered offenses in the CIS, averaging a Canada West best 85.8 points per game, UBC Okanagan on the other hand are at the bottom of the league in scoring averaging just 68.6 points a game. Six players on the Cascades are averaging double digits: Nate Brown (15.1), Kevon Parchment (14.4), Dominique Brooks (12.8), Jasper Moedt (11.5), Manjodh Dulay (11.1), Kadeem Willis (10.9). The Heat have just three players averaging over ten points a game, just two if you remove David Manshreck and his (16.1). Starting guards Mitch Goodwin (13.1) and Aldrich Berrios (12.5) are the only two scoring double digits since Manshreck’s injury.

Points/game FG-FGA (PCT) 3FG-3FGA (PCT) min 10 att. Rebounds/game
David Manshreck 16.1 Austin Penrose 13-24 54.2 Cameron Friesen 10-22 45.5 David Manshreck 6.9
Mitch Goodwin 13.1 Travis Worthing 13-24 54.2 David Manshreck 20-46 (43.5%) Mitch Goodwin 4.9
Aldrich Berrios 12.5 Dean Johnston 13-29 44.8 Aldrich Berrios 26-68 38.2 Noma Obaseki 4.2
Points/game FG-FGA (PCT) 3FG-3FGA (PCT) min 10 att. Rebounds/game
Nate Brown 15.1 Dominique Brooks 58-107 54.2 Dominique Brooks 14-32 43.8 Jasper Moedt 9.7
Kevon Parchment 14.4 Nate Brown 71-144 49.3 Vijay Dhillon 19-54 35.2 Nate Brown 6.9
Dominique Brooks 12.8 Vijay Dhillon 42-95 44.2 Manjodh Dulay 27-77 35.1 Kadeem Willis 6.6

FRASER VALLEY CASCADES    (6-5, 0-0 Canada West)             SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: t4th Explorer Division
Last week: 2-0: Fri L 89-72; Sat L 84-69 vs UFV
Streak: 12 wins
2013-14 conference record: 17-5
2014 CW playoffs: 4th place
2014 CIS tournament: N/A
Last CW title: N/A
Last CIS title: N/A

preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org

Key additions: Nate Brown, Dominque Brown, Vijay Dhillon
Key returnees: Jasper Moedt, Kevon Parchment, Kadeem Willis, Manny Dulay
Key departures: Klaus Figueredo, Kevin Ford

ABBOTSFORD – With more size and depth than they’ve had in recent memory, the Cascades have the pieces to contend in 2014-15.

Head coach Adam Friesen brings back a solid core of returnees, headlined by Kevon Parchment and Jasper Moedt. Fourth-year guard Parchment was the team’s top scorer in 2013-14 – his 17.2 points per game ranked eighth in Canada West, and he stuffed the stat sheet with 7.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Fifth-year centre Moedt was a second team Canada West all-star last season, averaging 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds. His rebounding total was second-best in the conference.

Other key returnees include forward Kadeem Willis (10.5 points, 6.7 rebounds per game) and point guard Manny Dulay (9.5 points per game, .393 shooting from beyond the arc).

Nate Brown, a 6’6″ newcomer from Fresno, Calif., joins forces with Moedt and Willis to give the Cascades a great deal of strength in the post, while backcourt transfers Dominique Brown (University of Texas Permian Basin) and Vijay Dhillon (Victoria Vikes) bolster the team on the perimeter.

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