Indigenous Round 13 – Match Preview

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Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars v Kalamunda Eastern Suns

Indigenous Round

 Women’s NBL1

 Tip-off: 5pm

Record: 6-4

Last Five games:

Cockburn Cougars 63 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 45 (R5, 2021)

Cockburn Cougars 53 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 90 (WCC R5, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 54 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 90 (R18, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 68 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 78 (R5, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 89 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 107 (R15, 2018)

Previous match-up:

NBL1, R5 2021 – Cockburn Cougars 63 (Jessie Edwards 25, Taylah Simmons 15, Nicole Roberts 7) vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 45 (Jewel Williams 14, Courtney Mansfield 9, Mia Jacobs 9)

 Summary: The Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars will look to get rebound from the last few games and get back on the winners list against the Kalamunda Eastern Suns. Jessie Edwards (17.6ppg) and Taylah Simmons (15.2ppg) have been really good all year and will again be important for the Cougars to take charge in this game. Ruby Benn will have her work cut out for her against the Suns scoring machine Jewel Williams (19.22ppg). The Cougars depth will need to stand up for the Cougars to get the win.

 Key Match-up: Jewel Williams v Ruby Benn

Men’s NBL1

Tip-off: 7pm

Record: 3-9

Last Five games:

Cockburn Cougars 115 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 94 (R5, 2021)

Cockburn Cougars 65 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 77 (WCC R5, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 86 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 97 (R18, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 88 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 78 (R5, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 98 vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 93 (R18, 2018)

Previous match-up:

NBL1, R5 202 – Cockburn Cougars 115 (Gavin Field 22, Josh Hunt 19, Nic Pozoglou 16) vs Kalamunda Eastern Suns 94 (Chris Johnson 30, Chautwech Reath 22, Ryan Blanchett 21

Summary: The Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Men will aim to keep their good form against the Kalamunda Eastern Suns. This match shapes as a pretty even encounter, with the battle between Nic Pozoglou (15.22ppg) and Chris Johnson (15.08ppg) essential to the outcome of the game. The Cougars had five players in double-digits scoring last time they met in round 5 and they will be aiming to reproduce that form.

Key Match-up: Nic Pozoglou v Chris Johnson