Kilsyth juniors Bree Mackenzie and Jamie Ahale are set to tip-off their 2018/19 collegiate campaigns, with the NCAA season starting next week.
Mackenzie enters her final season with Hawai’i Pacific University, following a redshirt season in 2018/19. The fifth-year senior was named to the All-PacWest First Team in 2017, and will be looking to earn a place on the all-conference team for the third time as she enters the final chapter on what has been a stellar collegiate career to date. If Mackenzie can replicate her career numbers of 13.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game, she has a chance to break the school records for career totals in each of the three categories.
Mackenzie and the Sharks open their season on November 9 when they take on Cal State – San Marcos on the road.
Ahale is set to make his debut with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), signing with the Flames following a standout freshman season at Mineral Area Junior College in Missouri. Ahale finished 2018 ranked 17th in the nation in three pointers made (100) – while shooting an impressive 39.8 percent from deep – with his elite shooting tenacity on the defensive end earning him a place on the All-Conference First Team.
The NBL1 Cobra Men have split their Indigenous Round doubleheader, recording a spectacular road victory over the Nunawading Spectres on Saturday night before falling short on Sunday to the Frankston Blues at home. The Cobras were at their scintillating best on Saturday night, riding a spectacular second half performance by Isaac Turner and huge
The NBL1 Cobra Men have split their Tasmanian road doubleheader, falling to the Hobart Huskies on Friday before gutting out a gritty win over the NW Tasmania Thunder on Saturday. 📺 @nwthunder 🆚 @KilsythCobras Mens Highlights #NBL1 pic.twitter.com/qc9rsOFQ2J — NBL1 (@NBL1HQ) July 6, 2019 Again without a number of key players – Sean Macdonald
The NBL1 Cobras will be rocking special edition, Indigenous artwork inspired jerseys this Sunday when they play host to the Frankston Blues to highlight the NBL1’s Indigenous Round. The NBL1 celebrates Indigenous Round this week to recognise the important role played by Indigenous Australians in the national basketball community. A number of teams –