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PREVIEW: Heat host Dinos in final homestand of 2019

PREVIEW: Heat host Dinos in final homestand of 2019

What you need to know


  • After hosting UBC, the (1-7) Heat women continue their homestand as the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, the Calgary Dinos come to town.
  • The Heat dropped both games to UBC last weekend and will be looking to rebound against a tough matchup in the Dinos.
  • The Dinos have started their campaign (6-0) after being ousted in the Canada West semifinals last season.
  • Coming off a successful four-game homestand, the Dinos head to Kelowna with their best start to a season since 2013.

GAME TIMES (PT) 

FRIDAY, NOV 29th 

Basketball (W) | Canada West conference home game
6 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat (1-7) vs the No. 2 Calgary Dinos (6-0) | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC

SATURDAY, NOV 30th  

Basketball (W) | Canada West conference home game
4 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat vs the No. 2 Calgary Dinos | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, Kelowna, BC


Season to date:

  • The Heat are coming off a pair of losses to UBC and will be looking to end their five-game slide as the host the Dinos.
  • Although the team has struggled shooting, connecting on 29% on their shots from the field, the team has a conference-high 20.5 offensive rebounds per game and ranks first in total boards.
  • The Heat have held opponents 3PT percentage to 24.1% through eight games

Players to watch:

  • Fifth-year senior Jordan Korol dropped a season-high 20 points against UBC and added 10 boards for her second double-double of the campaign.
  • Her 12.3 points per game are second on the team only to Jaeli Ibbetson whose been held out of the lineup the last four games due to injury.
  • Rookie guard Kelsey Falk has started six straight games for the Heat, during that stretch she's set her career-high with 12 points and had two double-digit rebounding performances.

Head to head with Calgary: (0-5)

  • The two teams haven't seen each other since the 2017-18 season.
  • At home, the Dinos were able to take both matches against the visiting Heat

Scouting Calgary

The Dinos:

  • As the No. 2 ranked team in U Sports the Dinos have been averaging the third-most points per game in Canada West, while they are second in both FG and 3PT made this season.
  • They are no pushover on the defensive side of the floor either, allowing only 53.5 points against per game, good for second-best in the conference.

Players to watch

  • One of the conference's biggest threats from beyond the arc is third-year Latvian guard Liene Stalidzane. Shooting 50% from three, her 15 made treys this season is the fifth-best total in Canada West.
  • The import is averaging 14.5 points this season, adding 3.0 assists and 4.2 boards as she has started all six games for the Dinos.
  • Calgary also has Kelowna grown talent on their roster in second-year guard Courtney Donaldson. The former captain of the U-16 BC provincial team will be playing against her hometown team for the first time.
  • She has come off the bench in all six games this season.