Last weekend, despite the two loses in home sports gymnasium against the UFV Cascades on Friday (92-62) ad Saturday (80-60), the Heat would finish off the first half season, while remaining in the 10th spot in playoff standing.
The Heat are currently on a losing streak with four straight loses. They have not won a game since the victory against Mount Royal with the final scores 80-78 on November 17th.
“I think our effort was inconsistent at times which is characteristic of a young team comprised of largely first year players.” Said by the Heat Captain Aldrich Berrios, discussing about the current condition of the Heat. “I also feel that we gave up a few games we maybe shouldn’t have. It’s a little disappointing knowing we could be sitting a little higher in the standings.”
On Saturday’s game against the Cascades, Veteran Aldrich Berrios recorded the historic triple-double and became the 11th player in Canada West history to complete a triple-double within a conference match. In his 39 minutes of actions, he finished the game with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Despite the outstanding performance from Berrios, the Heat could not stop the sweeping offensive power from the Cascades as Mark Johnson and Parm Bains scored in total of 51 points for the Cascades. The UFV Cascades after the series victory in UBCO, they are currently are on seven game winning streaks, standing in the fourth position on playoff standing.
Despite the series loss last weekend, the Heat Captain is still looking forward to the remaining half of the season.
“We are in the playoff position and making playoffs is one of our main goals for the season. Our young guys have also steadily improved through this first semester, so I’m excited to see how much better we can get over this month-long break, getting ready to move into our second semester schedule, which is filled with strong competition, and clinch a playoff berth for the first time in UBCO’s U-Sport history.” Confidently commented from Berrios.
Next up, the Heat will not have games in December. They will be traveling along with the Heat women’s team to play the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver at 8 P.M., January 4th.