The Heat basketball and volleyball team are currently fighting for a playoff position in the remaining games in 2019.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Both men and women’s team have eight games left in the Canada West Conference.
The men are standing in the 10th position, with five wins and seven losses. Compared to the previous season (2-8), the Heat are significantly doing better and remain one of the contentious teams in the conference.
One of the crucial reasons for the Heat’s success is its improvements in offence. The team are currently averaging 74.3 points and 15.8 assists per game. Last season, the Heat only scored 60.5 with 10.3 assists per game.
On the other hand, the women’s team are standing in the 17th spot with, yet to win a single match (0-10). Despite their record, the Heat women’s team have also shown progression in their scoring capability. They have improved from 53.2 ppg last season to 61.4 ppg this season.
Both men’s and women’s team will start off their season on the road against their rival, UBC Thunderbird, this weekend. The following weekend the Heat will be playing against the Regina Cougars. They will be playing their first home game on January 18th against the MacEwan Griffins.
Men’s and Women’s Volleyball
The volleyball team have 10 games left in the remaining seasons.
Both teams had a rough start in the first half season. The men’s team are now standing in the 12th position without winning a single game. On the other hand, the women’s team have won two matches out of 12 games.
The Heat men’s team have struggled with injuries this season. Despite that, the team put up almost the same number of hitting percentage compared to last season.
The women’s team, on the other hand, is struggling to maintain consistent hitting percentage and kills per set. Last year, the team had an impressive stat of 13.10 kills per set with 23.3 hitting percentage; however, this season the Heat averages 11.11 kills per set with 19.6 hitting percentage.
The Heat women’s volleyball team will hit off their first game in 2019 this weekend in the home gymnasium on Friday at 6 PM. The men’s team will start at 8 PM.
Students are encouraged to come cheer for the first home game of the second half season.