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WATCH November Game of the Month

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Friday night the UBC Okanagan Heat basketball teams host the UNBC Timberwolves in the final game before the exam and Christmas break.  The games will be featured as the November Games of the Month presented by Intersync Video Productions with the women tipping off first at 6:00pm.

WATCH THE NOVEMBER GAME OF THE MONTH

In Canada West play the Heat women (1-7) have lost five straight and are still looking for their first victory on home court this season.  They are scoring 57.9 points a game, led by Sarah Allison connecting for 11.3 points a game.

The third year guard has played a ton of minutes for Head Coach Heather Semeniuk, averaging 29.5 minutes a game.  She leads the club in points, minutes, assists, field goal attempts and three point attempts.

The Heat women are very young this season as six of the 12 players have two years or less of Canada West experience.

One of the most productive “younger” Heat players has been the play of Jessica Jazdarehee.  The Coquitlam native is averaging 6.1 points per game in 15 minutes.    She has collected 11 assists this season, second most on the club.

The Heat defense needs to play better allowing 76 points per game, second most in Canada West, through the first eight of the season.    Teams are shooting 42% from the floor and 33% from behind the arc.

While the Heat have had the tougher schedule through the first eight games of the season, the UNBC Timberwolves (3-5) come into Friday night 2-2 on the road.

The Wolves are averaging 66.5 points per game, shooting 40% from the floor.  They are led by their fifth year players.  Prince George native Emily Kaehn is averaging 14.1 points a game and 7.4 rebounds in 33 minutes.  Jen Bruce, also in her graduating year is scoring an average of 14 points a game in 31.6 minutes and Mercedes Van Koughnett leads the Canada West conference with 42 assists, while chipping in with 13.7 points a game in 34.1 minutes.

On a two game losing streak the Wolves last victory was on the road on November 16 at Trinity Western.

The women will tip-off at 6:00pm as the November Game of the Month.

 

The Heat (0-8) men’s team is still looking for their first win of the season playing in some very tight games against Alberta, Saskatchewan and Victoria, who have combined for just two losses.

Now in their third year on Canada West play, the Heat are averaging 64.2 points a game shooting 36.1% from the floor and 32.2% from behind the arc.

The Heat guards have done most of the damage so far this season with a small line-up.  Fifth year player Yassine Ghomari averages 14.9 points a game and is shooting 35% from the floor.  Landy Ndayitwaysko has connected on 50% of his three-point attempts and 12.8 points a game.  First year Heat player James Lum (SFU) leads the club with 16 assists and 24.6 minutes a game.

Defensively the Heat have been decent forcing turnovers to the tune of 16.8 a game and recording 8.9 blocks a game.
Teams are shooting 43% from the floor against the Heat “D.”

Two of the three UNBC Timberwolves wins this season have come on the road with victories at Trinity Western and at Manitoba.
The Wolves are scoring 70.4 points a game and shooting 39% from the floor and 30.6% from downtown.

In the first eight games of the season the Wolves seem to start slow, then get stronger as the game goes on.  They have scored 112 points in the first quarter compared to 171 in the fourth.

The Wolves runs through Charles Barton, the only player on the roster with over 100 field goal attempts (102) and leads the club with 15.4 points a game, as well as in buckets (48) and three-pointers (15).  Jeff Chu has been solid with 12.8 points a game and leads the team with 33 free throws and 21 assists.  Fourth year forward Franck Olivier Kouagnia from Cameroon has been a force under the hoop with eight blocks and 53 free throw attempts.

The Men will tip-off 20 minutes after the final buzzer of the womens game and will also be broadcast by Ryan as the November Game of the Month.


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