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PREVIEW: Heat continue homestand against Lethbridge

PREVIEW: Heat continue homestand against Lethbridge

What you need to know


  • The home stand for the Heat women will continue this weekend when they host the undefeated Lethbridge Pronghorns for two games. Start times - Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday at 5 p.m.
  • UBCO is coming off their best offensive performance in nearly two years as they dropped 78 points last time out against Brandon
  • Lethbridge comes in with a 2-0 record following a season in which they made the Canada West playoffs.

GAME TIMES (PT)

FRIDAY, NOV 9th 

Basketball (W) / Canada West Conference Game
6 PM |
UBC Okanagan Heat (0-4) vs the Lethbridge Pronghorns (2-0) | Webcast | Live Stats | Tickets
@ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium

SATURDAY, NOV 10th

Basketball (W) / Canada West Conference Game
5 PM |
UBC Okanagan Heat vs the Lethbridge Pronghorns | Webcast | Live Stats | Tickets
@ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium


Offense starting to click:

  • Although the Heat would fall in both games last weekend to Brandon in the Furnace, their offence would start to find some life as they scored 78 points in the second game on Saturday night.
  • This is the highest point total for the women's team dating back to November of 2016 when they dropped the same total in overtime against the Bobcats in Brandon.
  • After averaging just 52 points a contest in 2017-18, UBCO has scored over 60 in five of their first six conference games so far this season.

Career-high performances:

  • It was a three headed monster on offence last Saturday for the Heat as Vanessa Botteselle, Jordan Korol and Ana Evans would all set new career-highs in points in the game.
  • The veteran duo of Botteselle and Korol would each drop 24 against the Bobcats with both players shooting over 50% from the field.
  • Evans finished with 17 points on an efficient 6-of-9 shooting and would also snag eight rebounds on the night.

Head to head with the Pronghorns: (2-3)

  • The last time these two teams met up was in January of 2017 when they split the two game set in Lethbridge.

Scouting Lethbridge

Early season results:

  • The Pronghorns come in playing just two conference games so far this season, both against the MacEwan Griffins last weekend at home.
  • They would get the win in both games by scorelines of 78-54 and 69-50.
  • It was a busy preseason schedule for the 'Horns as they travelled all around Canada to three different preseason tournaments, going 5-3 in the process. 

Players to watch:

  • An extremely balanced offensive attack, five different players would score in double-figures in the opening weekend of play led by guard Kacie Bosch who had 28 points in the first two games.
  • The only other 'Horns player to score in double-figures in both games was forward Amy Mazutinec who tallied 11 points in the opening game and followed that up with a 13 point performance.

New additions:

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