Saturday, October 24th, 2015
UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC
FINAL 1 2 3 4 T Kwantlen 14 16 4 18 52 UBC Okanagan 32 19 29 19 99
KELOWNA, BC - The UBC Okanagan men’s basketball finished their preseason schedule at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium Saturday (Oct. 24) with a 99-52 win over the Kwantlen Eagles boosting their record to (4-2).
The Heat’s junior point man, Randall Mosca, started off the scoring for UBC Okanagan in the first quarter and would assist second year players Cam Servatius and Dean Johnston in capturing the win for the Heat. With Johnston and Servatius leading the way in scoring the Heat quickly captured an 18 point lead in the first (32-14). The Heat's offensive push in the first continued for the duration of the game giving them a 51-30 lead at the half and a 80-34 at the end of the third.
Sophomore Dean Johnston led the Heat in scoring with 21 points and eight rebounds. Johnston went 9 for 10 from the free throw line and and his ability to get offensive rebounds (5) helped him capture points off of second chances.
Following Johnston in scoring was 6-foot five guard Cam Servatius, he finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds giving him a double double. Servatius led the team in minutes played with 27 minutes and had two steals and a block.
Randall Mosca and Aldrich Berrios followed Johnston and Servatius in scoring with 14 points each and a combined five rebounds. Mitch Goodwin ended the game with 13 points.
The ability to score quickly and work as a team ultimately led to the downfall of the Eagles as nine out of the ten players on the Heat made the score sheet and of those nine five were in double digits.
For Kwantlen Kyanith Thepa led the team in scoring with ten points. Tristan Ordonez followed his teammate with nine points and Devin Cvitanovich, Joshua Kurucz, and Nick Smith each had seven points.
UBC Okanagan converted 34 of their 80 field goal attempts, giving them a 43 % from the field compared to Kwantlen’s 33% (18-54) points from the field.
As the Heat end a promising preseason with only two losses they will move on to their conference schedule, games will start to count on November 6th when they travel to Fraser Valley to play the Cascades. Tip off at 8 p.m. at the Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, BC. The Heat will return home the next weekend for their home openers (Nov. 13-14) against UNBC.
Women's Basketball (Canada West preseason play)
In women’s preseason action the Heat travelled to Calgary to play two exhibition games one against Saint Mary's University College and another against SAIT.
The women's team came out on top winning 74-32 against Saint Mary’s on Friday (Oct. 23) and 62-36 against SAIT on Saturday(Oct. 24). The Women’s team leave their preseason with a 3-5 record and will travel to Fraser Valley to start their Regular season against Fraser Valley on Nov. 6 start time 6 p.m. at Envision Athletic Centre. Following the first week of regular season the women will return home to host UNBC in their home opener (Nov. 13) at 6 p.m.
~ Tia Sadler // Heat communications