WBBALL Game Summary UBC O vs Quest Feb. 20, 2009
Date: Fri. Feb. 20, 2009
Location: UBC Okanagan Kelowna BC
Basketball Women's Action: Quest University Kermodes vs. UBC Okanagan Heat
Score: Quest 25 - UBC O 71
Bailey Radley 18 points
Meghan McGill 12 points, 9 rebounds
Audrey Siebert-Timmer 10 points, 5 rebounds
Full Box Score:
Heat Ice Kermodes
The UBC O Heat women’s basketball team trounced the visiting Quest University Kermodes 71-25 in BCCAA play Friday night.
The 3-14 Kermodes were not expected to put up stiff competition for the Heat, but a slow start from the Heat raised a few hairs in the first quarter. The score at the end of the first-half totalled 15-11 in favour of the Heat. In the second quarter all concerns were silenced as the Heat opened fire on the opposing basket, tallying 23 points while holding the Kermodes to a single basket. The half-time score was 38-13. The Heat’s confidence continued into the second half, with the home team now firmly in control of the team from Squamish. The Kermodes were hapless against the oppressive zone defence optioned by the Heat, and aside from one basket were only able to generate points from the charity line. The Kermodes would finish the second-half with 13 points while the Heat scored at will, finishing with an additional 33 and the final score. The Heat converted 28 times out of a season-high 74 chances on the night.
The comfort allotted an unassuming Kermodes’ defence allowed the Heat to generate points from across the roster. Sophomore guard Bailey Radley led all Heat scorers with 18 points which included 3 from beyond the arc. Radley earned Landmark Cinemas’ Player of the Game distinction for her effort. Rookie guard Madison Kaneda continued her point streak with 13 on the night, while perennial point-getter Meghan McGill contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds. Rookie forward Audrey Seibert-Timmer was another Heat player to garner a double-digit effort with 10 points of her own.
Head Coach Heather Semeniuk commented on a tentative start by the Heat, which she attributed to the long gap in play between the two sides. However once the points started to rain down for the Heat, they poured;
“We had a bit of a slow start there,” said Semeniuk “Every time you go into a game against a team you haven’t seen in awhile; we have to find our legs and figure out what is going to work and to adjust. We were slow out of the gates because of that. But once we started scoring we unwound a bit and found began executing our plays. At halftime I told the girls that the score is 0-0, and to score early and execute once again. They did that and we jumped up 5 points immediately after the half.”
Semeniuk also commented on the Heat’s defence and Radley’s intelligent MVP performance;
“I thought we did an excellent job on the zone defence, and we did well on our transitions between other defences. I think our inside players did very well on the rebounds and to box out the opposition. Bailey Radley had a great shooting game. She is a smart little player and she played wonderfully tonight.”
The win improves the Heat to 9-8 and cements their 6th-place position and a playoff berth. The Heat are back at home Saturday afternoon against Quest for the final game of the regular season. Tip-off at 1:00pm.
League Record 9 wins and 8 losses
Last reviewed 2/23/2009 11:02:51 AM