Jack Simpson Gymnasium, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
|Score by Periods||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Total|
|UBC Okanagan||16||15||9||12||52||Record: (1-7)|
CALGARY, A.B. - The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s team was hoping to bounce back from a loss in Lethbridge the night before wherein an inability to score let the Pronghorns coast to an easy win. Unfortunately, a formidable Dinos cast brick-walled the Heat in a 72-52 result in favor of Calgary.
Heat coach Heather Semeniuk was pleased with what she called "renewed spirits" following their night in Lethbridge. "[Tonight] was a lot better than last night," she said after the Dinos game. "Yesterday was a struggle. There is nothing easy for us this year. [But] there was a lot of redemption in this game."
Once again poor shooting marred the 1-7 Heat’s chances of finding victory number two, as they could only manage 17 of 73 attempts from the field. Trailing for the entire game, the Heat stood only seven points under at the half. Ultimately, a poor third quarter effort would doom any chances for a Heat comeback as the Dinos netted 21 points and only allowed nine from the Heat
For their part, the Heat did find a way to out-rebound the larger Dino’s frontline 52-49, but any extra chances on the offensive end would more often than not fail to convert.
Fifth-year Calgary star Tamara Jarrett had a lackluster effort against the Heat, but teammates Kristie Sheils and Jessica Thielen each netted a team-high 13 points to pick up the scoring slack. Sheils also grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists in all-around effort at the point.
Though no Heat player would break double-digit scoring, fourth-year post Krystal Schouten (Winnipeg, MB) would lead the Heat’s stat-sheet with nine points and four boards. Rookie guard Claire Elliott (North Vancouver, BC) also chipped in nine. Third-year point guard Emily Kanester (Vernon, BC) grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in the effort.
The Heat still search for their second win of the season at 1-7 while the Dinos improve to 6-2.
The UBC Okanagan basketball squads will be back at home next weekend to host the UNBC Timberwolves in the last Heat action of 2013. Tip-off Friday night for the ladies will be 6 p.m. and Saturday night at 5 p.m.
- with notes from Lindsay Franco (Multimedia & Communications Coordinator, Dinos Athletics |University of Calgary)