Jenna Kantz is one of the few senior players left over from last year’s provincial championship squad. With 7 girls departing Kantz has needed to assume a leadership role and add consistent scoring to help the young Heat defend their provincial crown. This weekend versus Camosun was a prime example of her consistent play. On Friday night the fifth year guard was all over the court as she scored 15, hauled in 6 rebounds, dropped 5 assists and had 4 steals to lead the team to a 74-53 point victory. In Saturday’s rematch, the Chargers shot the ball better than Friday and jumped out to an early lead on the Heat but Kantz was able to lead her team back to victory, this time hitting for a game high 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Heather Semeniuk, head coach of the Heat women’s basketball team adds, “I am extremely pleased to see Jenna step up her role on the team. She is a gifted athlete that brings inspiring energy to the Heat’s game. Jenna plays both ends of the court very well. Her speed, agility and intensity are hard to match. As a captain and the single 5th year student-athlete on the team, Jenna will definitely shine as a leader this season.”