Preview: It’s do or die for the UC Caps in Game 2 of the Semi-Final Series

The UC Capitals have just one last shot to keep their championship hopes alive in Game 2 of the Semi-Final Series against the Perth Lynx.

For the first time in five weeks, the Caps will play at home and will need the loud and proud Canberra crowd to carry them to a win.

On track for a sell out at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium in Tuggeranong, the raucous fans will be crucial to picking up the UC Capitals energy.

The UC Capitals had a disappointing start to the semi-finals, going down to the Perth Lynx 77-91 on Thursday night.

Now on a three game losing streak, the UC Capitals have struggled to find their momentum lately, not helped by the fatigue from five straight road trips, including two to Western Australia.

Despite the intense schedule, the UC Capitals know there were a number of things within their control that led to the recent loss. Britt Smart conceded after the game that the team was a bit stagnant in their offense in parts.

Travelling home, recovering, getting familiar with the Tuggeranong court and polishing up their game have been the focuses of the past two days.

The Perth Lynx will be coming to Canberra with a spring in their step having bagged Game 1. If the UC Capitals pull off the win, the Semi-Final will go to Game 3 for the decider giving the Lynx a second chance the Caps can’t take comfort in.

A loss may end the UC Capitals’ season, but the team isn’t wavering under that pressure, only letting it fire them up more with their eyes still firmly set on the championship.

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GAME DAY INFO

  • Doors open at 4pm tip off at 5pm.
  • Download your tickets from Eventbrite and have the QR code ready for scanning upon entry.
  • Get to the game early to allow time to get a park, grab something to eat and drink and find your seat.
  • Best parking options near the Southern Cross Stadium in Tuggeranong are located at the Services Australia building, the Vinnies carpark and South.Point Tuggeranong shopping complex carpark.
  • Make any purchase at the merch stand to go in the running to win a signed Jade Melbourne jersey.
  • Bring along your home-made signs for your chance to score prizes.
Pos Team   Played Points Won Lost
1 Melbourne Boomers 17 0 12 5
2 Perth Lynx 16 0 11 5
3 UC Capitals 17 0 11 6
4 Adelaide Lightning 17 0 10 7
5 Bendigo Spirit 16 0 7 9
6 Townsville Fire 17 0 7 10
7 Southside Flyers 16 0 5 11
8 Sydney Uni Flames 17 0 4 13
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08

Abby
Cubillo

Height 168CM
Date of Birth 08/05/1999
Position guard
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05

Jade
Melbourne

Height 175CM
Date of Birth 18/08/2002
Position point guard
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03

Mikaela
Ruef

Height 191CM
Date of Birth 20/10/1990
Position centre
<br>
02

Brittany
Smart

Height 177CM
Date of Birth 28/05/1985
Position guard
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43

Alex
Bunton

Height 196CM
Date of Birth 13/10/1993
Position centre
<br>
9

Alicia
Froling

Height 190CM
Date of Birth 31/01/1996
Position forward
<br>
25

Abby
Solway

Height 163CM
Date of Birth 24/03/2003
Position guard
<br>
12

Bronte
Corke

Height 182CM
Date of Birth 28/05/2002
Position forward
<br>
20

Brittney
Sykes

Height 175CM
Date of Birth 07/02/1994
Position guard
<br>
10

Gemma
Potter

Height 182CM
Date of Birth 27/02/2002
Position guard
<br>
22

Kelly
Wilson

Height 170CM
Date of Birth 01/01/1984
Position guard
<br>
6

Shaneice
Swain

Height 176CM
Date of Birth 15/10/2003
Position guard
<br>
23

Kelsey
Griffin

Height 188CM
Date of Birth 02/07/1987
Position forward
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04

Tahlia
Tupaea

Height 175CM
Date of Birth 01/06/1997
Position point guard
9

Alex
Sharp

Height 182CM
Position guard
8

Alexandra
Ciabattoni

Height 180CM
Position forward
20

Ashleigh
Isenbarger

Height 188CM
Position forward
5

Darcee
Garbin

Height 188CM
Position forward
7

Emma
Clarke

Height 186CM
Position forward
31

Emma
Gandini

Height 172CM
Position guard
0

Jackie
Young

Height 183CM
Position guard
11

Lauren
Scherf

Height 196CM
Position centre
12

Mackenzie
Clinch Hoycard

Height 191CM
Position forward
3

Marina
Mabrey

Height 180CM
Position guard
23

Mia
Jacobs

Height 184CM
Position forward
2

Mia
Satie

Height 178CM
Position guard
32

Sami
Whitcomb

Height 176CM
Position guard
22

Tayah
Burrows

Height 179CM
Position guard