Preview: Round 4 UC Capitals V Sydney Uni Flames
UC Capitals V Sydney Uni Flames
Saturday, 2 November
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Despite the Round 3 upset, the UC Capitals are going into this Saturday’s rematch against the Sydney Uni Flames with a positive outlook.
The UC Capitals started Round 3 on the wrong foot against the Melbourne Boomers, who reduced the UC Capitals to their first loss of the season. Although most expected this would be a close match up as the Boomers boast a lineup featuring imports Lindsey Allen and Sophie Cunningham and Australian Opal Ezi Magbegor, no one predicted a 35-point thrashing. Despite best intentions to regroup and turn the weekend around, the UC Capitals then fell to underdogs the Sydney Uni Flames, ending their rough start to the season.
Co-captain Kelsey Griffin kept level-headed about the team’s forgettable double header though, noting this is a new and recovering team that’s still learning about one another and figuring out their style of play. With the UC Capitals tallying 13 straight wins at home, the Flames shouldn’t get too comfortable heading into Saturday’s game.
Of course, Round 4 isn’t all about settling scores. The UC Capitals are in the midst of their 2019 Indigenous Round and it’s not just the change of uniform that’s got the club excited.
On Wednesday, Director of Sport at the University of Canberra, Carrie Graf, announced the club’s commitment to an annual Indigenous Basketball Scholarship to help remove cost as a barrier to participation and inspire the community to pursue basketball.
$1 from every ticket sold and $10 from every replica Indigenous jersey will go towards the scholarship meaning fans will not only be supporting the UC Capitals this weekend, but will directly contribute to making a difference within the community.