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Friday, April 21, 2017

Our Kilsyth Cobras and Lady Cobras play host to the Nunawading Spectres on Saturday night in a SEABL doubleheader, and we're letting all our Junior Domestic Players who wear their team gear enter FREE!

Those who rock their Domestic gear will have a chance to participate in some exciting on-court competitions, and we'll be giving away a limited number of promotional Kilsyth Basketball wristbands to our Junior Domestic Players who arrive prior to the Women's tip-off (6pm).

With the Women playing-off for the Dick Thomas Cup and the Men battling it out for the Dennis O'Brien Cup, Saturday night promises to be a thrilling night of hoops. Following a red-hot 4-1 start to the season, the Lady Cobras will be looking for their third consecutive victory on Saturday night. Kilsyth defeated the Spectres, 68-51, back in Round 3 thanks to 26 points from Angela Beadle and 14 points from their super-sub, Chantella Perera. Beadle, Perera, Maddie Garrick and Jordyn O'Shea have been instrumental in the Lady Cobras strong start, with Coach Sam Woosnam's squad looking like title contenders once again this season. 

The Spectres have struggled early in 2017, with their record currently sitting at 1-3. Despite their early season difficulties, Nunawading has proven in years past to be a gritty, playoff bound group, and with the Lady Cobras set to be without Emily Fryters and Sarah Parsons in the frontcourt due to injury, Saturday's showdown could go down to the wire.

The Cobra Men will be looking to rebound from a tough Round 3 double, which saw them lose to Nunawading on the road before dropping their home opener in a thriller against Ballarat. With their record now standing at 3-3, Kilsyth will be looking to end their current three-game slide as they face arguably the league's hottest team. 

Former Cobras import Dain Swetella and centre Simon Conn have formed a dominant frontcourt duo for the 4-0 Spectres - averaging a combined 40.0ppg - while Tom Wright and Shane McDonald (25.0ppg/10.3apg combined) have been just as impressive in the backcourt. 

For Kilsyth, Auryn Macmillan and Chris Patton have the size and skill to counter Swetella and Conn down low, while the athleticism of Nelson Kirksey and Owen Odigie out top should make for an exciting battle as they match-up against the likes of Wright, McDonald, and former Cobra Matt O'Hea. 

Can't make it to Junior Domestic Night? Both of Saturday's games will be streamed live on YouTube here: