Heat Men's Basketball Game Times (PST)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 2014:
7 PM | Heat Men’s Basketball at the Mount Royal Cougars | WEBCAST**
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2014:
7 PM | Heat Men’s Basketball at the Mount Royal Cougars| WEBCAST**
*LOCATION: **To be played on the Kenyon Court at the Mount Royal University Campus Recreation Centre, Calgary, AB
TICKETS: Cougar ticket info
MEDIA: Webcast on canadawest.tv
|UBC OKANAGAN HEAT||MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS|
UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (0-10, 0-2 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: T5th
Last week: 0-2: Fri L 82-76; Sat L 81-73 vs UFV
Streak: 2 losses
2013-14 CanWest Record: 4-18 (8th - Pacific Division)
2014 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2014 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
This Weekend: The only obstacle in the way for UBC Okanagan’s first win of the season is the Mount Royal Cougars. The Cougars will host the Heat for two games this Friday and Saturday on Kenyon Court at the Mount Royal Recreation Centre in Calgary, AB. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m. PST.
Head-to-Head - versus the Cougars: 1-3 in conference play, with UBC Okanagan not able to earn a win on Kenyon Court. Prior the Heat and the Cougars have clashed four times between the years 2006 and 2011, when both teams were members of the CCAA, The Cougars have consistently been able to turn away the Okanagan squad, winning all four times. [2006/07 (70-59), 2008/09 (96-52), 2009/10 (91-70), 2010/11 (83-70)].
UBC Okanagan last weekend: Playing the favoured Cascades, a team whose average age is over 23 years old, the very young UBC Okanagan squad, with just one player in their third year and seven members straight out of high school, lost both games to UFV. Yet inspite of the age and size discrepancy the Heat nearly knocked off the Cascades at home, Friday (82-76) and Saturday (81-73).
Cougars last weekend: The Cougars split their opening series against the new to Canada West MacEwan Griffins winning the first game in overtime on Friday, and then losing on Saturday.
Cougars preseason: So far this preseason the Cougars have had some impressive wins, they have defeated the University of Alberta and Lethbridge, they played three games in Laval and lost Western and Laval and Memorial.
Cougars on a hot start:
Jalen Gardiner has had a good start to the season, averaging 17.0 points per game.
Forward James Lefebvre is also having a solid start to the year playing almost the entire game both nights and averaging 14 points per game.
Senior guard Deng Awak was held in check last weekend by the Griffins scoring only four points on two of twenty from the field.
Heat Leaders after two weeks:
David Manshreck F 6-5 (17.5 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 6-17 3pts.)
Mitch Goodwin G 6-1 (15.5 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 2-6 3pts.)
Aldrich Berrios G 6-1 (10.5 ppg., 4.5 rpg., 3.0 apg.,)
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (5-6, 1-1 Canada West) SCHEDULE | ROSTER | STATS
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: t4th Explorer Division
Last week: 1-1: Fri W 78-73; Sat L 71-61 vs MacEwan
Streak: 1 loss
2013-14 conference record: 9-13
2014 CW playoffs: N/A
2014 CIS tournament: N/A
Last CW title: N/A
Last CIS title: N/A
preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org
Key additions: Glen Yang
Key returnees: Awet Abraha, Deng Awak, James Lefebvre, Jalen Gardiner
Key departures: Jared Cornish
CALGARY – The Cougars came sixth last season in the Pacific Division with a record of 9-13. This year their core will stay intact with only one player, Jared Cornish, leaving the squad. The Cougars were able to come together last season going on a solid run to end the campaign. Coach Marc Dobell is looking for that to translate into this coming season.
The Cougars will work with a similar lineup to the one they sported in 2013-14. Guard Jared Cornish is the only notable departure. Cornish will be a sizeable loss for the Cougars. He was the team's second leading scorer averaging 10.1 PPG and had 24 three-point field goals.
The core group of players will remain the same from last season. Deng Awak will lead a group of fifth year players, hungry for their first playoff berth in Canada West. Aside from Cornish all of the Cougar's starters will return in 2014-15.
James Lefebvre, who had a breakout season last year, will be looked to for leadership and to help carry the load offensively in Cornish's absence. Lefebvre averaged 9.2 points per game to go along with his 5.1 rebounds in 22 games last season. Although he did not start any games last season it is unlikely that he won't work his way into the starting rotation this year.
The Cougars added some depth at point guard with the singing of Glen Yang from Sir Winston Churchill High School in Calgary. Averaging 18 points per game and 7 assists per game, Glen has shown he can score and get his teammates involved. Yang has proven to be a passionate, hardworking player who takes equal pride in his game at both ends of the floor.
"Glen has good vision and the ability to score. He adds depth at the point guard position, while having the skill set to play on the wing," said Head Coach Marc Dobell. "He will be a versatile player for us."