Kaneda cans 20

Vernon’s Maddie Kaneda drains 20 points as UBC Okanagan Heat stop Mount Royal Cougars 78-64 in CIS women’s basketball play.

Vernon’s Maddie Kaneda drained 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter as the UBC Okanagan Heat stopped the Mount Royal Cougars of Calgary 78-64 in CIS women’s basketball play Saturday night.

Sarah Allison (2nd year, Surrey) supplied 14 points for the host Heat, while Krystal Schouten (3rd year, Winnipeg) added seven points and seven boards. Vernon’s Emily Kanester fired a dozen points for the 1-3 Heat.

Fulton grad Danica Rybachuk rung up nine points for the 1-3 Cougars.

A 28-18 fourth quarter ensured the game was out of reach for the Cougars. The Heat out-rebounded the Cats 49-34.

“It’s the workhorse stuff that helps you win games,” said Heat head coach Heather Semeniuk. “I’m just really pleased at the way the girls came out with more purpose and attention tonight.”

Kaneda flushed seven points and had 12 boards in the Heat’s 54-53 Friday loss to Mt. Royal.

In women’s CIS play in Vancouver, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack of Kamloops fell 72-70 to the UBC Thunderbirds.

Vernon Panther grad Diane Schuetze recorded the double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 boards for the 2-2 Pack. TRU is 4-0.

In men’s play, Will Ondrik (2nd year, forward, Vernon) earned nine points and 10 rebounds in TRU’s 97-63 loss to the T-Birds Saturday night.

The WolfPack bowed 82-70 to the T-Birds Friday night with Ondrik pocketing 23 points and seven rebounds with Brett Rouault (3rd year, guard, Vernon) contributing 10 points.