Round 16 Game Preview v Perth Lynx
This is it, Canberra. The UC Capitals final game of the 22/23 Cygnett WNBL season. Up against the Perth Lynx on Saturday 4 March at the National Convention Centre from 5.30pm, the Caps are gearing up to play in front of their biggest crowd of the season.
For the team though, this is bigger than the final game of the season; it’s also the UC Capitals Domestic Violence Awareness Round.
Led by Alex Bunton and the leadership group, the Caps have worked hard off the court to help raise awareness and learn more about the prevalence of domestic and family violence, by speaking with the ACT Family Violence Unit, the Domestic Violence Crisis Service and victim-survivor Alex Bunton.
“It’s bigger than us and it doesn’t discriminate,” Alex Bunton said.
‘These initiative rounds are about the league and they’re not just about singular teams showing what we can support. It’s about everyone so to have that support from different clubs, that’s just something really special and I think that we need to remember that and for other future rounds.”
When it comes to the game, well it’s expected to be small ball once again. With eight players available due to injury, the Caps will come out fighting like they always do to try and get the result.
“I’m so proud of this group because every week we keep showing up and we keep handling the adversity that’s thrown at us and we just keep playing with high energy.”
Their last encounter saw Perth take the lead in the final quarter. And while they’ve booked a spot in the top four, the Caps will be looking to rattle their confidence and lift the roof off the NCCC from tip off.