Season sets for Heat at home when they host T’wolves

43

Season sets for Heat at home when they host T’wolves

By Cary Mellon on February 11, 2015

Close out season this Thursday (6pm) and Friday (3pm) at home versus UNBC. Saturday it is the annual KidSport game.

Close out season this Thursday (6pm) and Friday (3pm) at home versus UNBC.

Saturday it is the annual KidSport game.

Game Times

THURSDAY, FEB. 12th:
6 PM | UBC Okanagan vs UNBC
WEBCAST | LIVE STATS | TICKETS

FRIDAY, FEB. 13th:
3 PM | UBC Okanagan vs UNBC
WEBCAST | LIVE STATS | TICKETS

@ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium

UBCO  TALE OF THE TAPE UNBC
68.2 (17) Points per game 75.5 (13)
.375 (17) Field Goal Pct. .419 (11)
.353 (6) Three-point Pct. .314 (14)
.702 (7) Free Throw Pct. .644 (10)
0.1 (11) Rebound Margin per game  0.8 (8)
76.9 (9) Points per game allowed 74.2 (5)
.405 (5) Opponents Field Goal Pct. .431 (13)
.316 (6) Opponents three-point Pct. .339 (12)
UNBC-Timberwolves-dropshadow100W_color
UBC OKANAGAN HEAT  UNBC TIMBERWOLVES

UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (4-24, 3-15 Canada West)                        SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th – Explorer Division
Last week: 0-2: Fri L (82-70); Sat L (62-59) at MacEwan
Streak: 2 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:  After the final road trip of the year, in which the Heat lost both games in Edmonton on Friday night (82-70)  and Saturday night (62-59), the 3-15 UBC Okanagan men’s basketball team look to defend their home court this weekend against the 10-8 UNBC Timberwolves. The Timberwolves and Heat hit the hardwood at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium Thursday at 6 p.m. (PST) and Friday at 3 p.m. (PST). Of note the start time for the men’s basketball game on Friday is unusually earlier. Although this is the final home weekend for the Heat and generally a time to celebrate finishing players, the young team will not be graduating any players.

Head-to-Head – versus the Timberwolves: (2-4 in CW; 9-16 in CCAA; 0-1 in postseason) In two years of competition against one another, the hosting team has always prevailed and taken both the double-header games; last year the Heat won both in Kelowna. The trend continued as UNBC snagged two games from UBC Okanagan while in Prince George on Nov. 28th (83-74) and 29th (69-63) . The Heat look to capture their last two games of the season at home on Thursday and Friday night against the playoff bound Timberwolves.

UNBC on their way to playoffs: The Timberwolves (10-8) have earned their third place in the Explorer Division qualifying them for playoffs, regardless of the results of this coming weekend against the UBC Okanagan Heat. Last weekend the Timberwolves split the double-header games with UFV losing 77-71 on Fri. 6th and winning 69-57 on Sat. 7th.

*Friday night is the fourth annual KidSport Game. For every three pointer made by the Heat $50 will be donated to  KidSport™.  KidSport™ Kelowna was launched in the 2002 and provides grants for local children 18 years and under to participate in a sports. Last year KidSportTM earned $500 off the ten three-pointers potted by the Heat. In previous years the Heat’s men and women’s team have raised $900 and $700 for KidSport BC, for a grand total of $2100 over the past three years.

HEAT TEAM LEADERS:
Points/game FG-FGA (PCT) min 40 att. 3FG-3FGA (PCT) min 10 att. Rebounds/game
David Manshreck 14.7 Dean Johnston 19-44 (43.2%) David Manshreck 32-72 (44.4%) David Manshreck 7.0
Mitch Goodwin 14.0 Cameron Friesen 29-69 (42.0%) Cameron Friesen 17-39 (43.6%) Mitch Goodwin 4.9
Aldrich Berrios 12.7 Austin Penrose 18-43 (41.9%) Aldrich Berrios 45-112 (40.2%) Noma Obaseki 4.6
TIMBERWOLVES TEAM LEADERS:
Points/game FG-FGA (PCT) min 40 att. 3FG-3FGA (PCT) min 10 att. Rebounds/game
Franco Kouagnia 16.3 Devin McMurtry 82-145 (56.6%) Nolan Hanson 6-11 (54.5%) Devin McMurtry 10.3
Rhys Elliott 15.8 Franco Kouagnia 107-215 (49.8%) Rhys Elliott 38-102 (37.3%) Franco Kouagnia 7.6
Devin McMurtry 10.4 Rhys Elliott 103-251 (41.0%) Micheal Smith 17-50 (34.0%) Rhys Elliott 4.6

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES   (13-10, 11-9 Canada West)             SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th Explorer Division
Last week: 1-1: Fri L (77-71); Sat W (69-57) vs UFV
Streak: 1 win
2013-14 conference record: 5-17
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: Rhys Elliott, Vaggelis Loukas, Michael Smith
Key returnees: Franck Olivier Kouagnia, Jeff Chu, Devin McMurtry, Billy Cheng, Gagan Sahota
Key departures:  Charles Barton, Dan Stark

PRINCE GEORGE – Not much has changed in the Timberwolves line-up leaving them with the skill and experience they hope will take them to their first Canada West play-off run.

Leading the way for the Timberwolves is forward Franco Kouagnia. Kouagnia transferred to UNBC last season from England and has been a force for the Timberwolves in the key. Along with fellow fifth year players Devin McMurtry and Jeff Chu, head coach Todd Jordan is confident his senior players will be able to get the job done.

Missing from the Timberwolves line-up this season will be forward duo Charles Barton and Dan Stark who both graduated last year. Stark played four years for the Timberwolves after red-shirting his freshman season while Barton finished his CIS career playing three years for the Timberwolves. UNBC fans will miss the high-flying acrobatics of Barton and the gritty play from Stark.

Adding height and skill to the backcourt are Rhys Elliott and Michael Smith. Elliott, originally from Adelaide, Australia played two years in the States, while Smith, an Ontario native, is a transfer from Branson University. The two come to the Timberwolves with the experience necessary to compete at this level.

After a tough season last year the Timberwolves look forward to making some positive improvements to their play. With the depth and skill necessary to compete with the top teams, UNBC fans will not be disappointed this season.

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!