Published: November 23, 2010 6:00 PM
Updated: November 23, 2010 6:00 PM
So much for an 0-2 start for the UBC Okanagan women’s basketball squad.
The Heat have since reeled off four straight BCCAA wins as they head into their final game before the semester break this weekend in Prince George.
UBC Okanagan (4-2) made the most of home court advantage last weekend, taking down the Camosun Chargers in back-to-back games.
On Friday, in front of a boisterous home-opening crowd, Roz Huber had 20 points as the Heat rolled to a 74-53 win. Five-year veteran Jenna Kantz had 15 points, with Allison Werner adding 12.
The Heat expanded on an eight-point half-time lead with a solid third quarter of rebounding, and kept the Chargers on their heels with an effective full court press.
The Heat was also sharp from the field, connecting on 15 of 34 attempts.
“They were doing a lot of things right,” Heat coach Heather Semeniuk said of her team. “I thought we put the ball in the hoop well, compared to a dip we took last weekend.”
On Saturday, UBC Okanagan was forced to come from behind for a 69-65 win over Camosun.
Kantz was at the top of her game with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Ashley Briker had 12 points, and Melissa Irish added 10 points and five assists.
The Heat play their last game of 2010 before the winter break on Saturday at UNBC in Prince George.
“That’ll be a tough game,” Jenna Kantz said of UNBC and their home crowd. “They play well in their gym.
“Their whole community comes out to support them.”
After a disapponting loss in the opening game, the Heat rebounded to earn a split with Camsoun in men’s action at the UBC Okanagan gym.
On Friday, the Heat surrendered a 10-point half-time lead as the Chargers went on for a 82-63 win.
Micah Cockrill paced the Heat with 20 points and five rebounds. Dan Briscoe added 17 points for the Heat which, as a team, couldn’t match the hot shooting of Camosun in the second half.
“They played a better team game,” Heat assistant coach Glenn Szabo said of the Chargers.
On Saturday, the Heat fought back from an early 17-point deficit to beat Camosun 62-55.
Player of the game Simon Pelland led the Heat with 17 points. Micah Cockrill added 13 points and nine rebounds as the UBC Okanagan men gave the vocal hometown fans their money’s worth.
The victory was vital for the Heat, particularly after a tough loss the previous night. “It was important,” head coach Darren Semeniuk said of the seven-point win.
The Heat (3-3) will take on the UNBC Timberwolves Saturday in Prince George.