Men’s Basketball (Canada West conference play)
Envision Athletics Centre, Abbotsford, B.C.
|Score by Periods||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Total|
|UBC Okanagan||10||10||9||3||32||Record: (3-13)|
|Fraser Valley||19||20||11||29||79||Record: (11-5)|
ABBOTSFORD, BC - The Cascades would translate 11 Heat turnovers into 25 points Saturday night, as the University of Fraser Valley men's basketball team defended home court for the second straight night with the 79-32 victory.
Turning the ball over was exacerbated by the Heat's poor shooting from the field and from downtown. The Heat shot 22.4% (13-58) in the game and were just 5.6% (1-18) from long distance. Scoring just 20 points in the first 20 minutes, the Heat were forced to rely on the three-ball if they were to complete the comeback, but unfortunately, they were unable to connect on a single three-point shot in the second half (0-9). Even the charity stripe was unable to help UBC Okanagan. A Heat team that averages 72% on free-throws was only able to hit 38.5% (5-13) of their attempts from the line on this night.
Yassine Ghomari (5th year, Vancouver, BC) lead the Heat in scoring with eight points, while Landry Ndayitwayeko (5th year, Windors, ON) and Mike Zayonc (5th year, North Vancouver, BC) chipped in a seven and five points each respectfully.
The Cascades were led by the duo of Jasper Moedt and Klaus Figueredo, who each had 14 points apiece in the UFV victory. Manjodh Dulay, who played the role of hero last night for UFV, put in another strong performance with 13 points and seven assists.
The pushes the Cascades win streak to eight games, as they have surged to second place in the Pacific Division with a record of 11-5. Meanwhile, the Heat drop to 3-13.
The Heat will return to the friendly confines of UBC's Okanagan campus gymnasium for next weekend's series versus the Winnipeg Wesmen and Manitoba Bisons, while the Cascades will host the Regina Cougars and Brandon Bobcats at Envision Athletic Centre.
Heat Notes - While the Heat lost the turnover battle, they were also outscored 16-6 in the paint, while losing the bench points battle as well at 30-10.