Winners of three straight the Heat are on the road in their last two games before the exam break. This Friday and Saturday at MacEwan University the Heat will take on the Griffins, tip-off at 7 p.m. (PST) on Friday and at 6 p.m. (PST) on Saturday.
@ MacEwan Gym, Edmonton
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||GMU|
|70.3||14th||Points per game||70||15th|
|25.3||13th||FG made per game||25||14th|
|59.2||16th||FG attempts per game||66.8||6th|
|5.7||14th||3PT made per game||8.5||8th|
|17.3||16th||3PT attempts per game||24.8||5th|
|14||8th||FT made per game||11.5||15th|
|19.2||11th||FT attempt per game||17.3||14th|
|10.7||12th||Off rebounds per game||13||5th|
|23.3||15th||Def rebounds per game||25.8||12th|
|34||15th||Total rebounds per game||38.8||9th|
|0||10th||Rebound margin per game||-1.5||12th|
|8||17th||Assists per game||13.8||6th|
|17.7||11th||Turnovers per game||18.7||13th|
|71||3rd||Points per game allowed||81||13th|
|43.5||10th||Opponents' Field goal Pct||43.4||9th|
|32.5||5th||Opponents' 3PT Pct||35.6||11th|
CIS National Ranking: //
CanWest Standings: 3rd - Explorer
Last week: /2-0 / Fri W vs MRU (73-58) / Sat W vs MRU (87-84)
Streak: Won 3
2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 3-17
2014-15 CW Playoff Record: /
2014-15 Overall Record: 4-26
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: NA
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: NA
Kelowna BC- The UBC Okanagan men’s basketball team ended their second straight weekend of home games with two wins against the Mount Royal Cougars. The Heat will be traveling to Edmonton to play MacEwan this coming weekend to play their last regular season games before the December break. The First game will take place on Friday, November 27th with the tip off scheduled from 7 p.m. The second game will take place on Saturday, November 28th with the game set to start at 6 p.m.
Key Players: Second year guard Aldrich Berrios has started this season taking a leadership role on the court averaging 17 points per game. His ability to effectively shoot from the three point line has earned him the third spot in Canada West with a 38% from the three point line (16-42). On top of that he is also effectively shooting 93.8% from the free throw line earning himself the top stop in Canada West from the charity stripe. Guard, Randall Mosca also impressed in the weekend series against Mount Royal, the second year finished the weekend with 32 points. Dean Johnston is also consistently scoring for the Heat finished the weekend off with 30 points and 11 rebounds, he is also leading the team averaging 5.6 rebounds per game in the six league games to date.
Key Stat - The Heat are on a three game winning streak,and are effectively shooting the ball from the field and the three point line. In the games won they are averaging 45.87% (81-177) from the field and 39% (20-51) from the three point line. In the games they've lost they are only averaging 40% (71-178) from the field and averaging 26% (14-53).
Head to Head : The Heat’s record stands 1-3 against MacEwan. The 2014/2015 season was the first year in Canada West for the Griffins and they were able to take three straight wins (Nov 22, 86-64, Feb 6 82-70, Feb 7 62-59) from the Heat.
MOUNT ROYAL COUGARS (3-8, 2-4 Canada West)
CIS National Ranking: //
CanWest Standings: T4th - Explorer
Last week: /1-1/ Fri L at TRU (97-56) / Sat W at TRU (90-85)
Streak: Won 1
2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 7-13
2014-15 CW Playoff Record: //
2014-15 Overall Record: 7-13
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: none
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: none
MacEwan Griffins- The Griffins haven’t had the best start to their season losing three straight games in a row, two to Fraser Valley, and one to Thompson Rivers. The Griffins finished their last weekend series to Thompson Rivers with a 90-85 victory, this win knocked the Wolfpack off of their top ranked spot in Canada West. The Griffins will be looking for their second straight win of the season, as the Kelowna squad will travel to Edmonton to play the Griffins this weekend.
Current Form - The Griffins go into this game with a 2-4 record and are tied for fourth in Canada West rankings with the Heat.
Key Players - Supersub, Denzel James is excelling in his role off of the bench, is averaging 10 points per game, and had a team high of 18 points in their win against Thomson Rivers. Ryan May is also putting up big numbers, in their win against the Wolfpack May went 62% from the field (5-8) and was able help the team with his 17 points.
Number of new players: 9 // Key Recruits (Name (POS/Hometown/Last Team)): Thadius Galvez (PG/Ogden, Utah, USA/Treasure Valley Community College (NWAC)); Chris Mooney (G/Ottawa, ON/NAIT); Atlas St. Paul-Butler (F/Victoria, BC/Oak Bay High School)
Number of departing players: 5 // Key Losses: Lee Danderfer (G/1)
Key performers: Third-year guard Thadius Galvez, Ogden, UT transfers to MacEwan University with strong experience at the NWAC level from Treasure Valley Community College. The Arts student averaged 20 points per game, as well as five rebounds and four assists. He also shot over 50% from the field.
Fourth-year wing Denzel James; Edmonton, AB had a successful 2014/15 Canada West season and was named a third team Canada West All-Star. The arts student averaged 17.9 points and six rebounds per game, and made 27 steals and 17 blocks on the season.
Fifth-year forward Ryan May, Daysland, AB is the first fifth-year senior in the program’s history, and returns for his final season as a team co-captain.
Fourth-year forward Keith Gerdes, Edmonton, AB returns as a team co-captain. A passionate player, the commerce student provides strong leadership on the court and is considered the heart and soul of the team.
Coach Quote: “We are very excited for the season to begin, last year was a big learning curve for everyone involved with our program,” said Griffins head coach Eric Magdanz. “We return to the court with a great recruiting class and a summer of hard work under our belts. We are eager to make a push for the post season.”
Key storyline: The Griffins return to the court after a 2014/15 inaugural Canada West season record of 7-13 for fifth-place in the Explorer Division. The addition of nine new players to the program will provide a diverse range of experience and skill, while a core group of eight veterans will provide stability and leadership on the court.
“What will define the season for us is our continued growth as a team and as a program,” stated Coach Magdanz. “We will continue our transition into Canada West by improving upon our abilities to compete every single day at the highest level.”