The Capitals played a hard-fought internal scrimmage match on Wednesday night, in the wake of the late postponement of their home clash with the Sydney Flames.
COVID protocols prevented the Flames from travelling to Canberra, with the Capitals learning just hours before tip-off their match had been called off.
Assistant coach Kennedy Kereama reacted swiftly, organising a fierce training match in its place in preparation for Saturday's game against the Melbourne Boomers at Traralgon.
It was the latest WNBL fixture swerve for the Capitals, and the second for this match after it was delayed initially in early December due to a positive COVID case in the Canberra camp.
"This team's been really great at adapting," Capitals guard Abby Cubillo said.
"With the way the world is, it's that way or you won't survive in the league.
"Everyone's been really flexible with their schedules, and great at locking in and focusing on what we need to do next if something stops. Everyone's been really great about it."
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Kereama has been in charge of the Capitals since December 21, when head coach Paul Goriss was banned for five matches for obtaining pre-season training footage of the Flames.
The cancellation of Wednesday's clash with the Flames has pushed back Goriss's return date. He had originally been slated to come back for the January 21 match against Southside Flyers.
"He [Kereama] has been awesome and I guess that really helps with the leadership of Kelsey [Griffin] and Kelly [Wilson] as well, and the older playing group," Cubillo said.
"He's been really great and he's slipped into the role seamlessly and it's been great having another perspective on the game."
The third-placed Boomers have been the WNBL team least affected by COVID this season, having played six matches already for four wins and two losses.
Cubillo was expecting a fierce battle in Traralgon.
"They run a similar action to a team we've played before and they've got big guards and they're a very skilled team and they've been together for a while," she said.
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