KELOWNA, BC – Aldrich Berrios scores 25 points in the opening action of the Heat men's basketball team as they sink the visiting Vancouver Island Mariners (94-88) on Saturday night at UBC Okanagan.
Three other members of UBCO were in double digits to combat the 54 points scored by the VIU backcourt. Aloysius Callaghan, Cam Servatius, and Ben Kornelsen scored 15, 14, 11 respectively, Kornelsen, the 6-foot seven transfer finished with a double-double as he had a team high 10 rebounds.
Zaid Usama finished with a game high 29 points and Bryson Cox with 25 to lead the Mariners who had a five-point lead at the half on the Heat (45-40) only to see a 33 point third quarter to give UBCO a 12 point bulge going into the final frame (77-67).
The Heat will continue their preseason schedule next week with a trip to Ontario for three games.
Starting on Thursday the Heat will open with a game at McMaster, then play in Toronto versus U of T and on Saturday at Alumni Hall, they will close the trip against Western.