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PREVIEW: Heat travel to Abbotsford to face Cascades

PREVIEW: Heat travel to Abbotsford to face Cascades

What you need to know

  • The Heat men's basketball team will look to get back to their winnings ways when go on the road to face the Fraser Valley Cascades in Abbostford.
  • Coming off a bye last weekend, the Heat own a record of 2-4 early in the Canada West season.
  • The Cascades won their second game of the season last time out when they beat the Winnipeg 67-59 on home-court.


FRIDAY, NOV 24th, 2017
8 PM PST | Basketball (M) (2-4) at the UFV Cascades (2-6)
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SATURDAY, NOV 25th, 2017
7 PM PST | Basketball (M) at the UFV Cascades
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All games to be played at the Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford, BC.

Earlly season results

- This past weekend was off for the Heat with a scheduled bye. The week before the Heat lost both to the unbeaten and third ranked Alberta Golden Bears. Prior to facing the Bears at home UBCO had split both of their first weekends against TRU and Victoria. 

Keys to success

- The Heat will have to be strong on the glass as Cascades come in as the third best rebounding team in the Canada West grabbing 43 rebounds a game.

- There will be opportunities for the Heat in transition as they Cascades turn the ball over a conference worst 19.5 times a game. The Heat are the sixth best team in turnovers in the Canada West at just 13 a contest.

- The tandom of Kyrin Cybenko and Cam Servatius will be key as the Heat do not have the front court depth to keep up with UFV.

Impact players

- The guard trio of Aldrich Berrios, Triston Matthews and Aloysius Callaghan continue to lead the team on the offensive end as all three are averaging double-digit scoring.

- Berrios is once again leading the team in scoring, averaging just over 15 points a game on 49% shooting from the field and an astonishing 58% from behind the arc which is the second best percentage in the conference. The fourth year human kinetics student is also 17 for 18 (94%) from the free-throw line this season.

- Callaghan, who transferred from Calgary, has been a strong addition coming off the bench for the Heat. So far this season the shooting guard has had four games of at least 16 points.

- Matthews has been up and down early on this season as he had a career-high 27 points in the season-opener but has only reach double-figures once in the last five games.

1000 point club

- Aldrich Berrios in his fourth year has 980 points in his Canada West career and is on his way to becoming the third UBCO player to score 1000 points at this school. (Mitch Goodwin, 2012-17, 1204 pts; Matt Gowing, 2003-08, 1028 pts). 

Overall Head to Head (UBCO v UFV) (3-11)

- The Heat lost both games last season at home in what was their final two games of the season.

- The last time the Heat beat the Cascades was in the spring of 2016 when they won 68-65 thanks to 24 points from all-time leading scorer Mitch Goodwin.

Scouting the Cascades

Recent Results

- This is the second consecutive weekend UFV will be at home after splitting the weekend series with Winnipeg last weekend. In both home games vs. the Winnipeg Wesmen, the UFV squad built 20-point leads, only to watch the Wesmen mount rallies. On Friday, Winnipeg battled all the way back to win 90-88 in OT; on Saturday, the Cascades did a better job taking care of the ball down the stretch and prevailed 67-59.

- The youthful Cascades lost back-to-back games against UBC to open the season but would get their first against Mount Royal on Nov. 3rd.

 Player to watch

- Guard Daniel Adediran leads the Cascades in scoring, averaging just under 11 points per contest. The second year business student opened the season with a bang as he dropped 20 points on the road against nationally ranked UBC in the teams season-opener.

- The team from Abbotsford has a very balanced offensive attack as six different players are averaging at least seven points a game. Daniel Adediran (10.8), Mark Johnson (10.1), Andrew Morris (9.9), Vick Toor (9.1), Sukhman Sandhu (8.8), Riley Braich (7.7).

New additions

Vick Toor / G / 1 / Kent, Wash. / Christian Faith School

Kenan Hadzovic / G / 1 / Abbotsford, B.C. / W.J. Mouat Secondary

Jordyn Sekhon / G / 1 / Abbotsford, B.C. / W.J. Mouat Secondary

Mike VanderWerff / F / 1 / Abbotsford, B.C. / Yale Secondary

Joban Pandher / G / 1 / Abbotsford, B.C. / Rick Hansen Secondary

Aaron Adrian / G / 1 / Caronport, S.K. / Briercrest College (Caronport High)

Sagar Dulay / G / 1 / Abbotsford, B.C. / Tamanawis Secondary 

 ~ with noted from Dan Kinvig, UFV Cascades

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