Saturday, February 13th, 2016
UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
FINAL 1 2 3 4 T MacEwan (15-3) 13 11 10 22 56 UBC Okanagan (10-8) 15 8 9 9 41
KELOWNA, B.C. - MacEwan's Megan Wood scores a season high 32 points as the fifth year forward accounted for nearly 60-percent of her team's points and prevented the UBC Okanagan women's basketball team from taking the second game of the weekend series against Macewan with a 56-41 loss.
With this loss the Heat's record drops to (10-8) while upping the Griffins record to (15-3). With the lossand the UFV Cascades win in Kamloops the Heat are now in the fourth place spot in the Explorers division.
Wood was able to shoot an immaculate (15-25) 60-percent from the field and had eight rebounds. Wood didn't need much help but Kayla Ivicak (St. Albert, AB) and Kelly Fagan (St. Albert, AB) added eight points each and a combined 20 rebounds, 15 of those were Fagan's.
The Heat were led by Chloe Kennedy (Summerland, BC) with 11 points. Kennedy was able to shoot (4-8) 50 percent from the field and (2-4) from beyond the arch. Following Kennedy was Shenelle Tamminen (Calgary, Ab) with eight points and Jordan Korol (Vernon, BC) with seven.
The first 30 minutes of the game were tightly contested with the UBC Okanagan defense holding the Griffins to just 34 points and just a two point lead on the home team.
The offense could never get on track for UBCO and MacEwan just ran away with the game outscoring the Heat 22-6 in the final quarter. Shenelle Tamminen hit a three with time in the game expiring to push the Heat's final total to 41.
Woods scored 22 of her points in the second half and as a team finished 48.1% of their shots compared to UBCO making just 15-60 attempts (25%). The Heat turned MacEwan over 25 times and the Griffins could only hit one of their 12 three attempts. UBCO stayed in the game by knocking in (5-19) 26% ofd their three poitn shots.
Only Chloe Keendy scored in double digits for UBC Okanagan, she finished with 11 points off the bench. The Heat were able to have 23 of their 41 points scored from bench players, as Shenelle Tamminen came off the bench to score eight.
The first quarter went back and forth taking the lead until two made free throws by rookie Robyn Aulin- Haynes (North Vancouver, BC) put the Heat up 15-13.
The second quarter started off slow as both teams were unable to take control of the game. Midway through the quarter the Griffins were able to go on a 9-3 run scoring streak to take the lead 24-23.
At the half the Griffins were able to shoot (10-20) 50 percent from the field compared to the Heat's (8-30) 26.7 percent.
The Heat will finish their regular season games next weekend as they travel to Kamloops to play Thompson Rivers at the Tournament Capital Centre (Feb. 19-20). The Griffins return to Edmonton to close out their conference schedule against the UNBC Timberwolves.
HEAT NOTES: Close to $300 was raised tonight as part of the CIS Shoot for the Cure fundraiser and awareness campaign.
~ Tia Sadler // Heat communications