Round 8 – Match Preview

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Dentistry Plus Cockburn Cougars vs Perth Redbacks- Saturday, June 5

 Women’s NBL1

Tip-off: 5pm

Record: 3-2 (WWWLL)

Last Five-Games:

Cockburn Cougars 71 vs Perth Redbacks 87 (R2, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 73 vs Perth Redbacks 66 (R20, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 57 vs Perth Redbacks 77 (R14, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars  63 vs Perth Redbacks 82 (R16, 2018)

Cockburn Cougars vs 69 Perth Redbacks 74 (R4, 2018)

Last match-up:

Perth Redbacks 87 (Jessica Jakens 24, Shenae Hartree 22, Maddison Allen 18) Cockburn Cougars 71 (Jodee Sontay 13, Tahlia Fejo 13, Tia Morgan 11)

Summary: The Dentistry Plus Cougars Women will look to get back a much needed win in a crucial match against the Perth Redbacks. Taylah Simmons (13.8ppg.) has been playing extremely well at home and will need to continue her strong output against the Redback’s scorer Makailah Dyer (21.33ppg). Jessie Edwards (17.8ppg.) has been superb inside the paint for the Cougars this season and will look to be dominant against the Redbacks forward Maddison Allen who is getting 11 rebounds per game. The Cougars travel to play the East Perth Eagles away on Friday Night, looking to get on the winners list and take that form into their match with the Redbacks.

Key match-up: Ruby Benn vs Makailah Dyer

Men’s NBL1

Tip-off: 7pm

Record: 2-4 (LLWWLL)

Last Five-games:

Cockburn Cougars 76 vs Perth Redbacks 112 (R2, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 80 vs Perth Redbacks 106 (R20, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 88 vs Perth Redbacks 85 (R14, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 93 vs Perth Redbacks 104 (R16, 2018)

Cockburn Cougars 92 vs Perth Redbacks 101 (R4, 2018)

Last Match-up: Perth Redbacks 112 (Caleb White 28, Marshall Nelson 28, Tevin Jackson 14 ) Cockburn Cougars 76 (Gavin Field 20, Ky Chamberlain 10, Jacob Polgase 9)

Summary: The Dentistry Plus Cougars men will be searching for some consistency as they head into an important double-header against the East-Perth Eagles, followed by a huge game against the Redbacks. The ever-reliable Gavin Field (20ppg.) has been excellent for the Cougars and is forming a good duo with Nic Pozoglou (16ppg.). The Redbacks have been led by Forward Louis Timms (21.3ppg.), who will need to be shut-down for the Cougars to get the win. The Youth will also need to step-up to help the team get the win, as well as playing team-oriented defense in being successful against the Cougars.

Key match-up: Gavin Field vs Louis Timms

Friday, June 4

Cougars Women’s 75 v East Perth Eagles 65

Cougars Men’s 63 v East Perth Eagles 69