Round 10 – Match Report

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Saturday June 19 – Cougars v Perry Lakes Hawks

 

Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Women’s

 

The Cougars women had a tough night at the den against the Perry Lakes Hawks.

 

Taylah Simmons played well for the Cougars putting up 18 points and Molly Matthews decision making stood out.

 

The first score came for the Hawks through Nat Burton after two minutes of back-and-forth basketball to no avail.

 

The Hawks went on a seven-point run before Cougars got their first points through Ruby Benn at the free-throw line.

 

The Cougars desperately needed a lift and found it in Emma Burke who drove strongly to the basket.

 

The Cougars got a much needed score from Jessie Edwards at the end of the first to give the Cougars some momentum into the second quarter.

 

The Hawks up 19-11 after the first.

 

Nat Burton was posing troubles for the Cougars inside as she went to work.

 

A three to Taylah Simmons was important for the Cougars confidence after shooting poorly in the first.

 

A nice play got an open three for Molly Matthews as the Cougars were searching to pull back the margin.

 

Taylah Simmons got going on offense as the Cougars got the margin back to two points at the half, 34-32.

 

The Hawks came out strong in the third and took the lead out to double-figures giving the Cougars some work to do.

 

The Hawks were putting intense pressure on defense as they forced turnovers and stifled the Cougars who struggled to get open shots.

 

The Cougars needed a big lift in the fourth, down 17 points at three quarter time.

 

Megan Mckay had a couple put-backs putting the margin over twenty points.

 

The Cougars couldn’t find any answers to the Hawks pressure and they came up short at the final buzzer.

 

The Hawks ended up winning comfortably 74-45.

Head Coach Tyrone Thwaites said the team would need to learn from this game and continue to get better

 

“they (the Hawks) were coming for us this week to get their season back on track and they absolutely nailed that”

 

Thwaites praised the efforts of Molly Matthews.

 

“Her leadership and her decision making was very good tonight”

 

Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Men’s NBL1

 

The Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Men’s have lost a tough game 89-71 against the Perry Lakes Hawks.

 

The Cougars played hard to the end showing some positive signs in the second half outscoring the Hawks 48-34.

 

The Hawks came out strong taking out 10-3 lead before the Cougars decided to settle their nerves.

 

Some nice ball movement found Zach Watkinson under the basket who finished the layup plus a foul.

 

Watkinson was a positive for the Cougars as he continued to improve putting in 11 points.

 

The Hawks were taking advantage on the fast-break as they were up 30-11 at quarter time.

 

Mitchell Clarke (18 points) was getting to the basket at will in his 100th match as the Hawks were efficient on offense. Andrew Ferguson was also prominent for the Hawks with 16 points.

 

The Hawks were up 55-23 at the half.

 

Two threes’ in a row to Nic Pozoglou and Seva Chan respectively showed improvement in the Cougars offense as played with more assertiveness in the third.

 

An incredible dunk from Nic Pozoglou on Hawks big man Andrew Ferguson provided a cool highlight for the Cougar Family.

 

The Cougars won the second quarter as they were more composed to put in 28 points to 21, as they played their style in the second half.

 

The Hawks led 76-49 at three quarter time.

 

A three for Nathan Pond gave the Cougars a good start to the last quarter.

 

A nice pick and roll action from Nic Pozoglou and Dan Rogers worked to perfection to get Rogers a nice lay-up.

 

Zach Watkinson came in and immediately injected energy with a nice cut to the basket plus a foul.

 

The Cougars continued to fight hard to the end against a formidable Hawks outfit but the Hawks ended up taking home the win 89-71.

 

Head Coach Andrew Cooper said the response from the team in the second half was pleasing as they played their way.

 

“If we turn out and play like that we’ll be tough to beat, but if we put out on the floor what we did in the first half then were gonna struggle,” Cooper said.

 

“That second half is what’s expected from our group,” he said.

Saturday June 19 – Cougars v Perry Lakes Hawks

Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Women’s

The Cougars women had a tough night at the den against the Perry Lakes Hawks.

Taylah Simmons played well for the Cougars putting up 18 points and Molly Matthews decision making stood out.

The first score came for the Hawks through Nat Burton after two minutes of back-and-forth basketball to no avail.

The Hawks went on a seven-point run before Cougars got their first points through Ruby Benn at the free-throw line.

The Cougars desperately needed a lift and found it in Emma Burke who drove strongly to the basket.

The Cougars got a much needed score from Jessie Edwards at the end of the first to give the Cougars some momentum into the second quarter.

The Hawks up 19-11 after the first.

Nat Burton was posing troubles for the Cougars inside as she went to work.

A three to Taylah Simmons was important for the Cougars confidence after shooting poorly in the first.

A nice play got an open three for Molly Matthews as the Cougars were searching to pull back the margin.

Taylah Simmons got going on offense as the Cougars got the margin back to two points at the half, 34-32.

The Hawks came out strong in the third and took the lead out to double-figures giving the Cougars some work to do.

The Hawks were putting intense pressure on defense as they forced turnovers and stifled the Cougars who struggled to get open shots.

The Cougars needed a big lift in the fourth, down 17 points at three quarter time.

Megan Mckay had a couple put-backs putting the margin over twenty points.

The Cougars couldn’t find any answers to the Hawks pressure and they came up short at the final buzzer.

The Hawks ended up winning comfortably 74-45.

Head Coach Tyrone Thwaites said the team would need to learn from this game and continue to get better

“they (the Hawks) were coming for us this week to get their season back on track and they absolutely nailed that”

Thwaites praised the efforts of Molly Matthews.

“Her leadership and her decision making was very good tonight”

Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Men’s NBL1

 The Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars Men’s have lost a tough game 89-71 against the Perry Lakes Hawks.

The Cougars played hard to the end showing some positive signs in the second half outscoring the Hawks 48-34.

The Hawks came out strong taking out 10-3 lead before the Cougars decided to settle their nerves.

Some nice ball movement found Zach Watkinson under the basket who finished the layup plus a foul.

Watkinson was a positive for the Cougars as he continued to improve putting in 11 points.

The Hawks were taking advantage on the fast-break as they were up 30-11 at quarter time.

 Mitchell Clarke (18 points) was getting to the basket at will in his 100th match as the Hawks were efficient on offense. Andrew Ferguson was also prominent for the Hawks with 16 points.

The Hawks were up 55-23 at the half.

Two threes’ in a row to Nic Pozoglou and Seva Chan respectively showed improvement in the Cougars offense as played with more assertiveness in the third.

An incredible dunk from Nic Pozoglou on Hawks big man Andrew Ferguson provided a cool highlight for the Cougar Family.

The Cougars won the second quarter as they were more composed to put in 28 points to 21, as they played their style in the second half.

The Hawks led 76-49 at three quarter time.

A three for Nathan Pond gave the Cougars a good start to the last quarter.

A nice pick and roll action from Nic Pozoglou and Dan Rogers worked to perfection to get Rogers a nice lay-up.

Zach Watkinson came in and immediately injected energy with a nice cut to the basket plus a foul.

The Cougars continued to fight hard to the end against a formidable Hawks outfit but the Hawks ended up taking home the win 89-71.

Head Coach Andrew Cooper said the response from the team in the second half was pleasing as they played their way.

“If we turn out and play like that we’ll be tough to beat, but if we put out on the floor what we did in the first half then were gonna struggle,” Cooper said.

“That second half is what’s expected from our group,” he said.