The VYC Cobra Men and Women are headed to the Big-V Playoffs this weekend.
Mark Landells’ Men will head to Dandenong on Saturday night to take on the Rangers (7pm), who own the league’s second best record at 18-4. The Cobras (14-8) draw the Rangers after finish fourth in the Watson Conference standings, falling short in a road thriller to Keilor last weekend to narrowly miss out on climbing into third. Though the Rangers enter as favourites on paper, the Cobras recorded a surprise win at Dandenong earlier this season, thanks to a 38 point explosion by Mitch Dielemans. Dielemans (28.6ppg/4.7apg) and Luke Rosendale (18.2ppg/6.7rpg/4.1apg)- winners of the VYC Player of the Month award for June and May, respectively – will be available for Saturday’s showdown, after missing a number of late season games with NBL1 commitments.
Claire Knight’s VYC Women travel to MSAC on Sunday to battle the Melbourne Tigers (10am), in a battle of #3 and #2 in the Watson and Terrill Conferences. Despite a resounding home win over Dandenong to close the regular season, the Cobras fell on the wrong end of a season tiebreaker with Ringwood to fall to third in the Watson Conference, finishing with a 16-6 regular season record. They’ll face the Terrill Conference’s second ranked Tigers, who enter the postseason with a 14-8 record. Kilsyth claimed the lone regular season battle between the two teams, dominating the Tigers on the road, 105-63, back in Round 6, but the Tigers enter the postseason in impressive form, having won three of their final four games.
Mark Landells’ four-year tenure as the Cobras Victorian Youth Championship (VYC) Men’s head coach has come to an end. Landells’ impressive stint as the VYC Men’s leader comes to an end after four seasons, one which included three postseason appearances and a state championship in 2017. Landells and the VYC Men secured playoff
Kilsyth juniors Kyle Adnam and Ben Ursich put on a show on their home court on Sunday, combining for 24 points as they led the South East Melbourne Phoenix to a 93-80 win over the Cairns Taipans at the Kilsyth Sports Centre. – Article by Shayne Hope, SE Melbourne Phoenix Click here for original article
Registrations for our new Senior Womens Summer Championship Competition are now open! Featuring 10 minute quarters and a 24 second shot clock, the Women’s Championship division is the ideal off-season competition for current and former A-Grade Senior Domestic, VJBL, Big-V and NBL1 players. Please note that this is a Summer 19/20 season competition