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RECAP: Hot-shooting ‘Pack cool off Heat

RECAP: Hot-shooting ‘Pack cool off Heat

KELOWNA, B.C. - The UBCO Heat split weekend matchup against TRU WolfPack with a (85-59) point loss on Saturday night at the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium.

It was the hot-shooting of the visitors that was the difference on Saturday as TRU shot 52% from the field compared to 34% for the hometown Heat.

The 'Pack had four double-digit scorers including Micheal Rouault (17 points), Joe Davis (15), Anton Bilous (13) along with Tyus De Vries off the bench (13).

For the Heat, Sebago Jean-Charles recorded a team-high 13 points off the bench while Imoudu Ibrahim chipped in with 10 of his own on efficient shooting (five-of-six).

With the victory, the 'Pack improve their record to (3-1) while the Heat drop their third game in the first two weekends (1-3). 

"We got good looks, we just weren't knocking them down. That allowed [TRU] to get away early… We are a young team so in-game adjustments are tough to do effectively at this stage." commented Clay Pottinger following the Heat's third loss of the season.

Tyus De Vries and Rouault each had eight points at the half for TRU as they led convincingly at both the end of the first quarter (22-13) and at the end of the half (40-27).

TRU controlled the second half as well, outscoring the Heat (46-32), including nine points from the fifth-year forward Rouault.

Keaton Souster, a second-year transfer from Concordia University, saw his first home action as a member of the Heat, putting up six points off of three-for-five shooting in nine minutes.

UBCO also had a chance to clinch the Male Presidents' Cup on Saturday night with a victory, but TRU pushes the inter-university competition down to the wire with volleyball set for the spring. For a full history of the competition and for the scoring matrix, click here.

The Heat (1-3) head to UFV (0-2) as they take on the Cascades in Abbotsford Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. PST.

TRU (3-1) stays on the road and will make their way to Edmonton as they take on MacEwan (0-4) next Friday.

All action can be watched live on Canada West tv presented by Co-op.

~ Brandon Smith, Heat Sports Information