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Heat home to play host to Timberwolves

Heat players Mack Roth, left, and Iain  Con defend against  Vancouver Island  University’s Andrew Kaban in Saturday’s  game in Nanaimo. - Rachel Stern/Black Press
Heat players Mack Roth, left, and Iain Con defend against Vancouver Island University’s Andrew Kaban in Saturday’s game in Nanaimo.
— image credit: Rachel Stern/Black Press

Both UBC Okanagan Heat basketball squads will look to get back in the win column as they return to their home court this weekend.

The Heat will host the UNBC Timberwolves in BCCAA action Saturday night.

The women’s game is at 6 p.m., while the men tip off at 8 p.m.

Both UBCO teams were victimized by sweeps at the hands of the VIU Mariners over the weekend in Nanaimo.

In women’s action Friday, the Mariners took advantage of 34 Heat turnovers en route to a 64-61 win. Jenna Kantz led UBCO with 19 points in the loss, while Madison Kaneda added 17. Roz Huber had 11 points and 13 rebounds.

On Saturday, another close one went VIU’s way, 69-63.

Huber had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, with Laura Campbell adding 14 points and six boards.

The Heat, now 10-5, slip in to fourth spot in the BCCAA, a game back of UNBC and two games behind VIU and Capilano.

In men’s action Friday, Micah Cockrill’s 21 points effort wasn’t enough as No. 1-ranked VIU beat the Heat 77-70. Alex Roth had 16 points and Mack Roth had 13.

On Saturday, the Mariners posted a 68-60 win. Alex Roth had 17 points and nine rebounds, while Dave Mackay added 10 points and four boards.

The Heat men (10-5) are tied for third with Capilano in the BCCAA, six points back of second-place UNBC.

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