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Round 6 – Match Preview

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Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars v Willeton Tigers game previews

Women’s NBL1

Tip-off: 5pm

Record: 3-0 (W,W,W)

Last 5 Games:

Cougars 68 v Tigers 75

Cougars 66 v Tigers 63

Cougars 73 v Tigers 67

Cougars 54 v Tigers 83

Cougars 67 v Tigers 87

Last Match-up: Cockburn Cougars 68 (Haylee De Sousa 12, Tahlia Fejo 11, Tia Morgan 10)

Willeton Tigers 75 (Emma Gandini 18, Hayley Winter 13, Desiree Kelley 13)

Summary: The Dentistry Plus Cougars Ladies will look to keep their unbeaten season going in a grudge match against the Willeton Tigers. Samantha Lubcke (26.5ppg.) has been dominant for the Tigers leading the scoring for the league. If the Cougars can contain her presence around the basket, that will go a long way to them taking the game. Jessie Edwards (19.3ppg.) has been playing terrific for the Cougars and is leading the team confidently, with Taylah Simmons & Molly Matthews (10.6ppg) impressing in their first few games and they’ll get better throughout the season. This game is shaping up to be crucial match for both teams, and whoever can get the upper hand will have set their season up well.

Men’s NBL1:

Tip-off: 7pm

Record: 2-2 (L,L,W,W)

Last 5 games:

Cougars 74 v Tigers 81

Cougars 70 v Tigers 92

Cougars 81 v Tigers 90

Cougars 96 v Tigers 83

Cougars 99 v Tigers 95

Last Match-Up: Cockburn Cougars 74 (Gavin Field 16, Jaarod Holmes 12, Nathan Pond 10) v Willeton Tigers 81 (Damien Scott 23, Andrew Black 18, Lewis Thomas 17)


The Dentistry Plus Cougars men’s will look to build on their successful weekend last week in what will be a good test for the team. The young guns all stepped up last week and they will have to do the same this week for the Cougars to get the win. The key match-up of scoring machines Gavin Field (18.5ppg.) v Damien Scott (21.5ppg.) will be important in deciding this match, as Scott is having another good season and will need to be limited. The Cougars have greatly benefitted from having the experienced duo of Jaarod Holmes (14.6ppg) and Seva Chan (12.6ppg) back in the last few games. Nic Pozoglou (16.5ppg, 11.5rpg.) has gotten better every game this season averaging a double-double (points-rebounds) and his athleticism will be on show against the Tigers. This game will be decided on the defensive end with both teams packing scoring weaponry.

Key Match-up: Gavin Field vs Damien Scott

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