Heat hope to halt streaking ‘Pack at home


Heat hope to halt streaking ‘Pack at home

By Cary Mellon on January 28, 2015

 (Greystoke Photography)

Sarah Allison has started all 14 Heat games this season leads the team in scoring averaging 13.4 points per game. (Greystoke Photography)

Game Times

FRIDAY, JAN. 30th:

6 PM | UBC Okanagan vs Thompson Rivers

5 PM | UBC Okanagan vs Thompson Rivers

@ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium

68.1 (8) Points per game 76.6 (1)
.319 (17) Field Goal Pct. .380 (9)
.195 (16) Three-point Pct. .322 (6)
.689 (10) Free Throw Pct. .704 (7)
-11.4 (17) Rebound Margin per game  9.6 (2)
78.0 (17) Points per game allowed 57.2 (3)
.404 (12) Opponents Field Goal Pct. .326 (1)
.294 (10) Opponents three-point Pct. .201 (1)

UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (5-14, 4-10 Canada West)                        SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS

CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 5th – Explorer Division
Last week: 0-2: Fri L (70-67); Sat L (77-65) at Fraser Valley
Streak: 2 losses
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: Valley rival the Thompson Rivers WolfPack come into Kelowna having won 11 straight Canada West women’s basketball games, two of those wins earlier this month against this Heat team. Head coach Heather Semeniuk and her squad will have a shot at ending TRU’s unbeaten streak and avenging the two losses in Kamloops this Friday and Saturday night at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium. Tip-off on Friday is at 6 p.m., Saturday is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Head to Head: versus TRU (1-7):  The Heat are 1-7 against the WolfPack in Canada West play, the lone victory was an emotional 68-65 win at home to close out the 2012-13 season and sendoff a trio of graduates in Madison Kaneda, Melissa Irish and all time leading scorer at UBC Okanagan Roslyn Huber who finished with a total of 899 career points.

Allison closing in on Huber: Sarah Allison has been a steady if not spectacular scoring guard for the Heat since she transferred to UBC Okanagan from Calgary in 2012. After her two years for the Heat she had amassed 522 career points, after 14 games this season she has added another 188 to her total. Allison has now scored 710 points in nearly three season, that total places her eighth on the all time list at UBC Okanagan. At her current pace Sarah could jump to third place by the end of the season.

Rank Athlete GP Total
1 Huber Roslyn 91 899
2 Kantz Jenna 79 862
3 Trenholm Mandy 86 797
4 Delong Andrea 67 786
5 Kaneda Madison 82 754
6 Knipe Sarah 66 736
7 Merrick Schuylah 54 722
8 Allison Sarah 58 710
9 Robson Angie 51 618
10 Mcgill Meghan 85 611

Heat remaining: With six games left to play the Heat are still in the playoff hunt at 4-10. They would have to pass UFV, who currently are at 8-6 and holding the final playoff spot, the Cascades do own the tiebreaker over UBC Okanagan a combination of two UFV wins/UBC Okanagan losses would eliminate the Heat from getting past the Cascades in the standings.  Second place in the Explorer Division is the 10-4 MacEwan Griffins, if MacEwan was to not win a game and UBC Okanagan won out they would pass the Griffins for third place, unless the 5-9 Mount Royal Cougars finished with a better record.

WolfPack outlook:  The 13-1 WolfPack are in first place in the Explorer division and are looking at securing first place over with two wins at UBC Okanagan. Their only loss on the year was Friday, November 14th in Edmonton 58-53 to MacEwan. They won the two meetings with UBC Okanagan earlier this season on Jan. 9 (106-58) and Jan. 10 (103-61).

President’s Cup: With this weekend being the last mach-ups between TRU and UBC Okanagan in any varsity sports the President’s Cup will once again be handed out. The President’s Cup is a competition between the two BC Interior schools and a men’s and women’s award is handed out yearly. [More info]. UBC Okanagan is the reigning Cup holder on the women’s side and to keep the Cup they will need to win one of the two games against TRU as the Heat hold a 3-2 advantage, a win and a tie in soccer, two wins in volleyball.

‘Pack Statistically: Statistically, Jorri Duxbury (fifth year, guard, Salmon Arm, BC) leads the Canada West in steals (3.1 per game), Michelle Bos (first year, guard, Surrey, BC) is sitting in second in total rebounds per game (11.9). Taiysa Worsfold (fourth year, guard, Kamloops, BC) is seventh in steals (2.4 per game) and ninth in overall points per game (14.9).

 ~ With notes from Larry Read (TRU Sports Information)

Points/game FG-FGA (PCT) min 40 att. 3FG-3FGA (PCT) min 10 att. Rebounds/game
Sarah Allison 13.4 Jessica Jazdarehee 62-143 (43.4%) Jessica Jazdarehee 6-26 (23.1%) Jessica Jazdarehee 7.1
Jessica Jazdarehee 12.7 Olivia Johnson 16-43 (37.2%) Sarah Allison 17-79 (21.5%) Kayla McFadden 4.6
Kayla McFadden 8.1 Vanessa Botteselle 22-61 (36.1%) Shenelle Tamminen 13-62 (21.0%) Angela White 4.3
Points/game FG-FGA (PCT) min 40 att. 3FG-3FGA (PCT) min 10 att. Rebounds/game
Taiysa Worsfold 14.9 Emma Piggin 41-99 (41.4%) Emma Piggin 13-30 (43.3%) Michelle Bos 11.9
Jorri Duxbury 13.0 Shenise Sigsworth 32-78 (41.0%) Jorri Duxbury 25.59 (39.0%) Kassie Colonna 7.1
Kassie Colonna 12.9 Michelle Bos 58-145 (40.0%) Emily Vilac 7-21 (33.3%) Taiysa Worsfold 6.1

THOMPSON RIVERS WOLFPACK   (17-5, 11-1 Canada West)             SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 1st Explorer Division
Last week: 2-0: Fri W (81-71); Sat W (71-67) vs MacEwan
Streak: 11 wins
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

preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org

Key returnees: Jorri Duxbury, Taiysa Worsfold,  Kassie Colonna, Sarah Malate
Key additions: Michelle Bos, Emma Piggin
Key departures: Rae-Maryise Laljee

KAMLOOPS – The WolfPack qualified for the Canada West playoffs for the third straight season in 2013-14 and they are hoping to continue that streak this year.

Four time CIS Scholar Athlete Jorri Duxbury will again be the main offensive cog along with Taiysa Worsfold.   Kassie Colonna emerged as a force under the basket as she returned to the court after a redshirt year.

The 2013-14 Canada West Rookie of the Year-Sydney Williams will be counted on more heavily and coach Scott Reeves has a number of talented players coming off bench to contribute.  These players include guards Sarah Malate and Jenna Quinton along with forward Shenise Sigsworth.

Fresh faces this year include highly touted guard Michelle Bos of Surrey, BC.

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