Posted: Nov 20, 2019
What you need to know
- The (1-5) Heat women continue their season after a two-game stint in Abbotsford. They head home to host the UBC Thunderbirds.
- The Heat dropped both games to UFV last weekend and will be looking to rebound against their sister school, the UBC Thunderbirds.
- The 2018-19 Thunderbirds' season was ended last year in the Canada West play-in game last season at the hands of the Winnipeg Wesman, they have opened this season (3-3).
- On-site beer gardens this Friday night.
GAME TIMES (PT)
FRIDAY, NOV 22nd
SATURDAY, NOV 23rd
Season to date:
- The Heat are yet to find success on the road this year at (0-4) away from home, with their only win coming as hosts to TRU.
- Although the team has struggled shooting, connecting on 29% on their shots from the field, the team has a conference-high 22.3 offensive rebounds per game and ranks second in total boards.
- The Heat have been getting to the line more than any other team, 151 times through 6 games.
Early season success:
- Second-year guard, Kasey Patchell dropped a career-high 14 points off the bench last weekend. The Kelowna Secondary grad has been UBCO's biggest threat from beyond the arc.
- The Okanagan College transfer, playing her first season for the Heat, hit four threes against UFV as part of her team-high 10 on the year. She has made 43% of the team's treys this season.
Head to head with UBC: (0-12)
- The two teams opened 2019 with a sister school matchup last season to start the second half of the conference season.
- In Vancouver, the Heat were defeated both nights.
- Coming off a split with UNBC, the Thunderbirds could be in foul trouble against the Heat as they rank first in personal fouls at this point in the campaign
- The team has fired 31% from beyond the arc, good for 5th best in the conference while second with 19.0 assists per game
Players to watch
- After finishing fourth in Canada West scoring last season, fourth-year forward Keylyn Filewich is impressing once again; ranking fifth in points per game with 18.5 adding 10.0 boards as she is averaging a double-double.
- The Thunderbirds also have some Kelowna-grown talent on their roster in Kate Johnson. The third-year guard played her high school ball at Immaculata High and then her rookie season for the Heat.
- She has seen the court only twice this season, making one start but is capable of going big evident of her 27 point night last season against Victoria.