UBC Okanagan is unable to notch a win at home in the rematch with UFV as they lose 78-58. Jazdarehee goes for 21 points.
Women's Basketball (Canada West conference play)
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KELOWNA, BC - After a sensational opening game, UBC Okanagan once again played hosts to University of Fraser Valley with the Cascades coming out victorious in a game that ended 78-58 to the away side on Saturday night in Kelowna.
“We came out against a team that played better,” said Heat coach Heather Semeniuk simply. “They just played better, and they played better than they did last night.”
As a team UBC Okanagan shot just 1-12 from beyond the arc as opposed to Friday night where the Heat shot 30 threes and made good on 10 of them. UFV once again shot in the mid-thirties from the three, 4-11 (36.4%) tonight after shooting 6-18 (33.3%) on Friday.
The Heat line-up continued to fight in spite of the large deficit in the final ten minutes. Scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter, the highest scored by any of the teams in one single quarter on the night wasn’t enough for the Heat, as the Cascades won the game by 20 (78-58), taking the weekend series in Kelowna.
Third year guard Jessica Jazdarehee, was the Heat’s standout player for the night, with a game-best of 21 points and nine rebounds, the highest scoring numbers on the court. Second year guard Claire Elliott supported Jazdarehee with 12 points and five rebounds.
The Cascades on the other hand, had four of their players getting double-digit scores as forward Kaitlyn Brink led her team with 18 points and six rebounds. Third-year forward from the Ukraine, Natalia Gavryliuk, once again had a good night, contributing with 15 points and seven rebounds as she added to her tally of 18 points the previous night.
Despite the weekend loss, Semeniuk is still proud of her girl’s accomplishments, pointing in particular again to a Friday night stand where the Heat had shown what they’re capable of. “We took them off their game last night, [the girls] should be proud of that,” she said.
The Cascades now open their account with two wins and UBC Okanagan start the season 0-2 after two games. The Cascades next play host to UNBC on Friday night at 8 p.m. as the Heat team travel to Calgary and play Mount Royal on Friday night at 7 p.m. (PST).
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