Claire Elliot and the UBC Okanagan Heat battled to a win Friday over the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in Canada West basketball.

Heat women slip past ‘Pack

UBC Okanagan beats TRU to open 2016 in Canada West basektball, while men earn split

The UBC Okanagan Heat women opened 2016 with just one game and made the most of it with a 48-45 victory over the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack Friday at the Kelowna campus.

In a low-scoring affair, Vanessa Botteselle came off the bench to lead the victories nine points. Three forwards—Robyn Aulin-Haynes, Kayla McFadden, and Jordon Korol—each finished with seven points.

At 6-3, the Heat is off to its best start ever in its brief CIS history which began in 2011.

The Saturday game originally scheduled between the Heat and ‘Pack was rescheduled to Jan. 30 and will be played in Kamloops.

This coming weekend, the Heat will travel to Calgary for a doubleheader against the Mount Royal Cougars.

Heat men split…

The UBC Okanagan men tipped off 2016 with a split against the TRU Wolfpack.

On Friday in Kelowna, in front of a large crowd at the UBCO gym, the ‘Pack prevailed 69-57.

Aldrich Berrios, for the fifth time in the last six UBC Okanagan games, led the Heat in scoring with 19 points.

Randall Mosca continued his super-sub role and scored nine points off the bench. Second-year guard Cam Servatius also finished with nine points and had 11 rebounds.

On Saturday in Kelowna, the Heat bounced back with a 62-57 win.

Berrios led the Heat again with 18 points, including four three-pointers, while  Mitch Goodwin had 15, and Cam Friesen, nine.

The Heat, off to the best start in Canada West play at 5-5, will visit the Mt. Royal Cougars for two this weekend.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Kelowna woman only Canadian to train in Danish sailing program

A Kelowna sailor compares her life at sea to manning an old… Continue reading

Okanagan Sun juggle coaching staff

Kelowna football club makes a move within its coaching ranks

Kelowna West Libertarian goes after ICBC

Kyle Geronazzo feels B.C. drivers are being “ripped off” by the provincial auto insurer

Kelowna finalists announced for small business awards

The 15th annual Small Business BC Awards will be held Feb. 23

Former councillor announces mayoral bid in West Kelowna

Gord Milson says he’s running for mayor in next October’s civic election

What’s happening

Find out about events happening in your community this weekend

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Letter: Let’s vote for a return to democracy in November.

Letter writer says a coming referendum vote could change the way political power is distributed

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

King’s thrilling tale brought to the Vernon stage

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Misery at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Jan. 30

Most Read