Sophomore Dean Johnston led the Heat with 21 points as UBC Okanagan defeated Kwantlen in exhibition action Saturday in Kelowna.

Heat grounds Eagles to close preseason

UBCO men wrap up Canada West basketball exhibition schedule with 4-2 record

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.

 

 

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