Triston Matthews selected Canada West 2nd Star of the Week

UBC Okanagan Heat basketball Guard 3rd-year North Vancouver, B.C. Bachelor of Science

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After scoring over 20 points in both of UBC Okanagan’s wins this past weekend, Triston Matthews was a conference weekly award winner for his efforts in the Heat men’s basketball wins.

Game log: Friday, Nov. 2 – 22 points, 12 rebounds, 39 minutes played, in 84-79 home win over Brandon / Saturday, Nov. 3 – 20 points, 5 rebounds, 8-14 FG, 3-5 3PT, 32 minutes played, in 83-82 home victory vs. Brandon

Third-year guard Triston Matthews enjoyed the familiar rims on his home opening weekend, as his hot shooting was key in the two wins UBC Okanagan posted over the Brandon Bobcats this past weekend in Kelowna.

Friday night UBCO erased a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter with Matthews leading the way scoring eight of his 22 points in the fourth and pulling down four of his game-high 12 rebounds to lead the Heat to an 84-79 comeback win.

Saturday, behind Matthew’s team-high 20 points, UBC Okanagan swept the Bobcats with a 83-83 win, the fourth straight for the Heat. Shooting 60 per cent from three and 57-percent from the field also grabbing five rebounds Matthews efficiency and all-around game allowed the Heat to hang on to the win.

Looking to keep the ball rolling, the North Vancouver guard and his Heat team will remain at home for their next two games. The Lethbridge Pronghorns head to Kelowna, with games Friday (8 p.m. PST) and Saturday (7 p.m. PST).

Matthews is currently averaging 18.8 points per game and 7.45 rebounds so far in the young season.

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