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PREVIEW: Heat open up homestand versus UBC

PREVIEW: Heat open up homestand versus UBC

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. 



Basketball (W) | Canada West conference home game
6 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat (1-5) vs the UBC Thunderbirds (3-3) | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC


Basketball (W) | Canada West conference home game
4 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat vs the UBC Thunderbirds | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC

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.

Scouting UBC 

The 'Birds:

  • 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. 


November 14, 2019 PREVIEW: UBCO eyes UFV