Women's Basketball (Exhibition)
October 14-15, 2016
KELOWNA, BC- The UBC Okanagan women's basketball team slipped in a pair of games this weekend in conjunction with the men's basketball team who hosted their first Heat Classic Invitational tournament at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium this past weekend.
The Heat women's basketball team hosted MacEwan University and Quest University on Friday and Saturday respectively. The three day men's event welcomed the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, the MacEwan Griffins, and the Thompson Rivers WolfPack for seven total men's and women's games.
For the UBC Okanagan women, the Heat hosted the MacEwan Griffins after two men's games at 8 p.m. With a (59-46) win the Heat were able to continue building their team chemistry and showcase their new roster for the second time this year at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.
In a Saturday matinee before the men's games got underway the UBC Okanagan women hosted Quest University. With an impressive (73-53) win over the University from Squamish the Heat swept the weekend and the Kelowna squad do not have a loss yet on their preseason with a record (7-0).
Fifth year guard Emily Kanester continues to lead head coach Claire Meadow's squad. The Vernon product scored 25 points in the two games over the weekend. Kaneaster will begin her fifth and final season for UBC Okanagan chasing the title of the school's all-time scoring leader. Kanester has totaled 869 points in her four seasons and trails just school leader Roz Huber (2008-2013) who finished her five year career with 899 points.
With an unblemished record, the Heat will be looking to maintain their play as they will be traveling to Toronto to compete in the York Tournament.
The three day tournament will go from (Oct. 21-23) with the Heat playing York University Friday (Oct. 21) at 4 p.m. PT The Second game will be play Saturday (Oct. 22) against Laurier with a start time of 1 p.m. PT The third and final game for the Heat at the York tournament will be played against Memorial on Sunday (Oct. 23) at 10 a.m. PT All games will be played at Tait McKenzie Centre Main Gym Toronto.
~ Tia Sadler // UBC Okanagan Heat
Fri Oct 14 Total MacEwan.............46 UBC Okanagan.....59 Box Score
Sat Oct 15 Total Quest..................53 UBC Okanagan.....73 Box Score