UBC Okanagan women’s basketball will finally get a chance to play on home court this weekend. Action at the UBC Okanagan tip-off on Friday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 5 p.m. both nights against UNBC.
Canada West conference games
@ UBC Okanagan gymnasium, Kelowna
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||UNBC|
|56.5||13th||Points per game||59||12th|
|19.5||13th||FG made per game||18||15th|
|58.5||13th||FG attempts per game||59||11th|
|8.5||2nd||3PT made per game||3||12th|
|26.5||2nd||3PT attempts per game||23||4th|
|9||13th||FT made per game||20||3rd|
|12.5||14th||FT attempt per game||25||3rd|
|8.5||14th||Off rebounds per game||10||11th|
|31.5||12th||Total rebounds per game||30||14th|
|-15.5||13th||Rebound margin per game||-16||14th|
|9.5||10th||Assists per game||7||14th|
|17||7th||Turnovers per game||7||1st|
|63.5||9th||Points per game allowed||84||14th|
|41.5||11th||Opponents’ Field goal Pct||40.3||10th|
|31.3||10th||Opponents’ 3PT Pct||39.1||14th|
CIS National Ranking: //
CanWest Standings: 2nd – Explorer
Last week: 1-1 // Fri L at UFV (68-50) / Sat W at UFV (63-59)
Streak: Win 1
2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 6-14
2014-15 CW Playoff Record: /
2014-15 Overall Record: 7-18
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: NA
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: NA
KELOWNA, B.C – The UBC Okanagan women’s basketball team will be playing at home for the first time in this campaign. The squad opened their new year with a win and a loss. The Heat will be hosting the UNBC Timberwolves this weekend and the first game will take place on Friday, Nov. 13 with the game scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The second game will take place on Saturday, November 14th with the game set tot start at 5 p.m.
Current Form – The Heat lost their season opener 68-50 but came back to win their next game (63-58), beating UFV for the first time since 2000. Their current record stands at 1-1 as the team look to notch up their first home win.
Key Player – Senior player Emily Kanester got herself 26 points in the two games she has played so far including 4-18 three-pointers. Fouth year forward Chloe Kennedy got nine rebounds last weekend.
Head Coach – Claire Meadows
Head to Head : The Heat lead 5-3 in the head to head between the two sides.
UNBC TIMBERWOLVES (/-/, 0-2 Canada West)
CIS National Ranking: //
CanWest Standings: t3
Last week: 0-2 // Fri L vs TRU (69-54) / Sat L vs TRU (85-58)
Streak: Lost 2
2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 2-18
2014-15 CW Playoff Record: Did not qualify
2014-15 Overall Record: 2-18
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: none
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: none
UNBC Timberwolves – The Timberwolves have gotten off to a slow start, not managing to win any of their games in the conference so far. The squad will be travelling to play the Heat and will be in the hunt for a win. The Timberwolves lost both their opening games at home versus TRU and go in to this weekend with a 0-2 record.
Key Player : Forward Vasiliki Louka impressed with 18 points last weekend. Her contributions will be crucial for the Timberwolves. Another forward Maria Mongomo got 9 rebounds last game.
Number of new players: 4 // Key Recruits (Name (POS/Hometown/Last Team): Emily Holmes (G/Prince George, B.C./Duchess Park Secondary); Maria Mongomo (F/Las Palmas, Spain/Gran Canaria [Spain])
Number of departing players: 4 // Key Losses (Name (POS/number of years with team): Sarah Robin (G/5 years); Kellieanne Fluit (F/4 years)
Key performer: Hannah Pudlas, Guard – Heading into her second year at UNBC, Pudlas has been named a co-captain for her hometown Timberwolves this season. The Prince George native and Academic All-Canadian will be asked to take on much more responsibility on and off the court with the departure of five-year veteran Sarah Robin, and her maturation as a player will be key if UNBC wants to take the next step.
Key storyline: For the women’s basketball Timberwolves, it will likely be a tale of development and carving out a competitive place in the Canada West conference.
With Academic All-Canadian Sarah Robin having completed her eligibility, Vasiliki Louka will be counted on to become an even stronger force for the Timberwolves as the lone UNBC player who averaged more than 10 points per game from the 2014-15 season.
The Athens native was a bright spot in a tough season, finishing fifth in Canada West with 8.4 rebounds per game, including seven double-doubles. Louka leads a team with a strong European influence, including fellow Greek import Eleni Steriopoulou and Spanish forward Maria Mongomo, who will be looked upon to acclimate herself to North America quickly and become a focal point.
They join a leadership group including Preety Nijjar and Kylie Pozniak, complemented by emerging backcourt leader and Prince George product Hannah Pudlas.