Posted: Nov 27, 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
SATURDAY, NOV 30th
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
- 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.