Emily Kanester and the UBC Okanagan Heat women took two games from the hometown UNBC Timberwolves.

Emily Kanester and the UBC Okanagan Heat women took two games from the hometown UNBC Timberwolves.

Heat women unbeaten in ’16, men sweep ‘Wolves

UBC Okanagan women 5-0 since the new year with wins in P.G., men also in playoff position

  • Jan. 24, 2016 11:00 a.m.

When it comes to wins and losses, the UBC Okanagan Heat are a picture of perfection so far in 2016.

Claire Meadows’ team made it five straight victories to start the new year in Canada West women’s basketball with a weekend sweep of the hometown UNBC Timberwolves.

The Heat, now 9-3, is tied for second spot in the Exploorer Division, just a game back of the MacEwan Griffins.

On Friday in Prince George, the Heat went on a 11-0 fourth quarter run en route to a 57-52 win.

Emily Kanester paced UBC Okanagan with 17 points, three steals and two rebounds, while Claire Elliott added 13 points and three boards. Robyn Aulin-Haynes made a solid contribution off the bench with 10 points and four rebounds.

On Saturday, the Heat was more convincing in a 71-42 victory over the T’Wolves.

Elliott, the junior point guard, led the way with 19 points, with Kanester adding 16. Aulin-Haynes chipped in with 11 points for the Heat, who scored 27 points in the paint, compared to UNBC’s 17.

The Heat will take its five-game winning streak to Kamloops Saturday to take on the Wolfpack.

Heat men

The UBC Okanagan men gained some more traction in Canada West basketball with a clean sweep of the UNBC Timberwolves in Prince George.

The Heat, now 7-7, sit in sole possession of third in the Explorer Division, with three teams making the playoffs at season’s end.

On Friday, the Heat muzzled the ‘Wolves 72-50.

Aldrich Berrios led the way for UBCO with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Cameron Friesen chipped in with 13 points and three rebounds, while Spencer Thomas posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

On Saturday, the Heat followed up with another solid effort and 78-64 win.

Guard Mitch Goodwin paced his team with a season-high 25 points, going 71 per cent from the field. For the seventh time this season, Berrios broke the 20-point barrier again with 23, and added seven assists. Austin Penrose netted 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

Canada West action resumes for UBC Okanagan on Friday, Feb. 5 as the Kelowna squad hosts the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. 

 

 

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