The UBC Okanagan men’s basketball squad closed out its Canada West preseason schedule with a convincing 99-52 victory over the Kwantlen College Eagles Saturday at the Kelowna campus gym.
The Heat finished up their six-game exhibition season with a 4-2 record.
Sophomore Dean Johnston led the Heat with 21 points and eight rebounds, including going 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
Six-foot-five guard Cam Servatius had the double-double for UBCO with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while adding two steals and a block in 27 minutes of action.
Randall Mosca and Aldrich Berrios scored 14 points each, while Mitch Goodwin had 13 for the Heat who went 34-of-80 from the field (43 per cent.)
With Johnston and Servatius leading the way, the Heat jumped out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter (32-14).
UBC Okanagan’s offensive push in the first continued for the duration of the game giving them a 51-30 lead at the half and 80-34 at the end of the third.
The Heat’s next action will open the Canada West regular season when UBCO heads to Abbotsford Friday, Nov. 6 to take on the Fraser Valley Cascades.
The Heat’s home openers are set for Nov. 13 and 14 in Kelowna against the UNBC Timberwolves.