UBCO Heat's struggles continue
Different night, same results for UBC-Okanagan Heat.
The women's basketball team opened things up at the UBCO gym Saturday night against Trinity Western University. The Spartans completed the weekend sweep of the Heat by holding them to just 50 points, cruising to a 13 point win, 63-50.
“I think we were a little tired," says Heat head coach Heather Semeniuk. "We gave a lot of time out to our starters last night (Friday) so they didn’t have that spunk and that energy that we needed,”
With the two wins this weekend the Spartans are now 6-6 in conference play. The Heat have lost three in a row and move to 2-8.
The men were next and things didn't change.
Trinity Western completed their weekend sweep by smoking the Heat, 83-56.
The Spartans, national finalists one year ago, have now won four in a row and improve to 6-6 in Canada West.
The Heat struggled on both ends of the floor while dropping to 2-8 in conference play.
Meanwhile, in Brandon the UBCO volleyball teams continued their struggles on the prairies.
On Saturday, the men fell in straight sets to the Brandon Bobcats (25-18, 25-23, 25-22).
The win is Brandon's fifth in a row and improves the Bobcats record to 7-7, while the Heat have now lost nine straight to drop their record to 3-9.
The women lost a five set thriller (25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 18-25, 17-15) to open the night's action. The Heat rallied from two sets down to even the match, but fell just short in the fifth and deciding set.
After an extended road trip that saw the Heat play eight games in three provinces, the teams will return home on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21 against the University of Alberta.
The Panda's come to the Okanagan sporting the nation's second ranked women's team and third ranked men's team.
Play begins at 6 p.m. each night at the UBCO gym.
--With files courtesy of UBC-Okanagan.
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