November 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM
KELOWNA – It was a night UBC Okanagan Heat players and fans won't soon forget.
The basketball team squeeked out a narrow win over the visiting Mount Royal Cougars with a pair of buzzer-beating three-point shots, one all the way from half court Saturday, Nov. 21.
The Heat were down 83-79 with only 18 seconds left when Aldrich Berrios tied the game with a three-pointer. Mount Royal called a timeout but when their alley-oop failed, Berrios again got the ball and from half court, sank the game winner as the buzzer sounded.
They won the game 87-83.
"A lot of credit has to go to Randall and the rest of the team for fighting and clawing our way back into that game,” Berrios, a second year guard says. “We started off slow but really showed our character by battling our way back into the game. The two big shots I hit were just bound to happen whether by me or by someone else on the team. We just had a feeling. That was our game to win, our game to take, and we did it.”
Berrios finished the game with 21 points, second behind Randall Mosca, who passed Berrios the game winning ball, got a game high 31 points.
"We're ecstatic, Berrios says. “We feel like we're on top of the world right now. We're definitely going to enjoy this one, but come Monday it's back to work and back to business."
With the win the Heat climb to a record of 3-3, their best start and first three game winning streak in their competition history.
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