FIRST STAR: F - Jaeli Ibbetson
- UBCO Heat / Basketball
- Kelowna, B.C.
- GAME LOG: Friday, Nov. 1 – 20 points, 13 rebounds in 82-69 loss at Manitoba / Saturday, Nov. 2 – 21 points, 17 rebounds in 60-59 loss at Manitoba.
Jaeli Ibbetson's Canada West basketball career has started off white-hot. After her first weekend of games, the Kelowna Secondary grad is leading the conference in rebounding and is second in scoring.
On Friday night in Winnipeg against the University of Manitoba, Ibbetson lifted off with 20 points and 13 rebounds. She produced an even better encore with 21 points and 17 rebounds on Saturday night.
Unfortunately, those numbers weren't enough to get UBCO a win in Bisons country. The Heat fell 82-69 on Friday and had a chance to win it at the buzzer on Saturday, but the game-winner for UBCO rimmed out and the final score remained 60-59.
UBC Okanagan's home opener is this Friday (Nov. 8) when they play host to the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in the first Presidents' Cup matchup in women's basketball. Tip-off on Friday is at 10:30 a.m. in what is a special school district day-game. On Saturday the Heat and TRU will get underway at 4 p.m. On both days the men will follow the women's game.