UNBC @ UBCO: Women's Basketball Preview

Women's Basketball
January 12, 2022

UNBC Women’s Basketball Preview
Saturday, January 15th vs UBCO Heat at 1 PM

UNBC Timberwolves – Record (4-4)
3rd in West Division Standings
69.8 Points Scored Per Game
69.1 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Alina Shakirova (22.0 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Sveta Boykova (13.8 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Lucy Guan (2.9 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Sarah Kuklisin (2.5 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Sveta Boykova (0.4 Per Game)

Player To Watch: Sveta Boykova, F
10.0 PPG, 13.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.3 SPG

UBCO Heat - Record (4-6)
6th in West Division Standings
69.8 Points Scored Per Game
69.3 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Surprise Munie (14.9 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Kelsey Falk (11.7 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Surprise Munie (3.3 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Kelsey Falk (2.5 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Kelsey Falk (1.6 Per Game)

Player To Watch: Jaeli Ibbetson, F
14.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.5 SPG

Quotes:
UNBC’s Sarah Kuklisin

On the last minute schedule changes…
“We were all super upset when we heard the news a couple days ago that our games were cancelled. Literally a day after, we were saying, oh wait, we’re actually playing. Everyone is super excited. It gave us that boost again to get back into game mode.”

On the matchup with the Heat…
“They have a press that is exactly like ours, so it’s going to be a bit of a taste of our own medicine. Trying to get through their press. It could be an advantage because we know the gaps and areas to get through. They have been back-and-forth. Every team in this league is close.”

On the Timberwolves’ mindset…
“We had a team talk last week about what our goals are. We have to go into every game thinking every team is beatable. We are a great team. We are thinking we can beat them. It is going to be a really close game. A really good game. We have to work our hardest and just do our best.”