UBC Okanagan (4) vs. Camosun College (8) - Game 6
In a repeat of the BCCAA championship, the UBC Okanagan Heat face the Camosun College Chargers. These teams have seen a fair bit of each other, as this will be their fourth game in the past month, with UBC O winning the previous three. However, the Chargers weren't as disappointed by their first round outcome as the Heat, who suffered a frustrating loss to Cégep de Sainte-Foy where little went their way. Coming in as the eighth seed, any win would be a bonus for the Chargers, and after only losing to the Heat by two points at the provincials, will definitely have an upset on their minds.
Camosun held the edge for much of the first quarter, going up by as much as 12-6, before the Heat went on a 10-0 run to end the first with a score of 16-12. Bailey Radley, led the charge with 4 points and 4 rebounds in the first frame.
The Heat went on a 7-0 run early in the second quarter capped by a Jenna Kantz lay-up to give them a 25-16 advantage. The two teams would play to a stand-still the rest of the way as the Heat would take a 27-20 lead in a low-scoring first half. The Heat's first half performance was marked by a much slower tempo than usual, as Coach Sem's team tried to play a more controlled brand of ball. Rachelle Briscoe and Roz Huber both had 6 points and 3 rebounds in the half to lead the team, as the Heat made liberal use of their ample bench. Chelsea McMullen was a force for the Chargers, scoring 13 points, providing 65% of her team's total offence.
The Heat sped things up in the third, kicking things off with an 11-4 run to make it 38-24 midway through the quarter. The two teams would battle back and forth the rest of the way as the score settled at 47-32 heading into the final frame. Katie Woodman was all over the place for the Heat providing 12 points in the third quarter, including two 3's.
The Heat started the fourth with a 6-0 run and cruised through a relatively uneventful quarter outscoring the Chargers 21-13 in the frame to finish with a 68-45 victory. Katie Woodman was named Player of the Game for the Heat following her 14 point, 5 steal, 4 assist performance, while Chelsea McMullen was again chosen as Player of the Game for the Chargers with a 19 point, 6 rebound campaign. The Heat also received inspired games from Kiersten Shulhan who contributed 6 points and 4 boards in limited minutes, and Rachelle Briscoe who came close to a double-double with 8 points and 9 rebounds.
When asked about how her team's attitude has changed from last night's loss to today's game, Heat assistant coach Mandy Trenholm said, "The difference is like night and day. The players were told to go home and to each find their own way to get over last night's loss. When they came in today their attitudes were completely different. They remember why they're here."
With the victory the Heat will move on to play the loser of the Dawson/Mount Saint Vincent semi-final match-up to see who will qualify for the bronze medal game. With the loss, Camosun moves to the 7th/8th place game to face the Lethbridge Kodiaks to see who can avoid finishing in eighth place at the National Championships.
Last reviewed 7/12/2010 5:09:31 PM