After four point wins for both the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras and the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras last week against Ballarat, this weekend sees them taking on the Knox Raiders at Knox in the battle for the Cystic Fibrosis Cup on Saturday night before returning home on Sunday to face the Sandringham Sabres on Hugh McMenamin Court.
Kilsyth vs Knox is always a tough, fierce game between arch rivals, however this game has even more spice to it. Sarah Parsons returns home to the Swinburne Lady Cobras after a stint at Knox and Launceston and it will be the first time Cheryl Chambers coaches against her old club.
Last week saw the Swinburne Lady Cobras snatch the game away from Ballart by forcing the game into overtime. Chantella Perera in her first game as captain led from the front with 20 points, 11 rebounds & 5 assists. Kristen Barnes and Chelsea Burns in their first game in Kilsyth colors showed exactly what they will bring to the table each week and the fighting spirit showed by the entire team to win the match will hold them in good stead to take on Knox.
Last week saw Knox defeat Canberra, in Canberra by 13 points If the Swinburne Lady Cobras are to take down their arch rivals they will need to shut down Kelly Wilson who finished the game with 21 points. With a huge crowd expected it’s sure to be one hell of a game.
Backing up the next day after facing your arch rivals in never going to be an easy feat, luckily for the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras Sandringham will also backing up from a tough game against Geelong in Geelong.
The winner of Sunday’s game will most certainly be whoever pulls up best from the night before, Sandringham have already doubled their number of wins from the 2011 Season and will be keen to continue their winning form, however Kilsyth should be to strong and fast on court with the likes of Hayley Moffatt, Jordyn O’Shea and Chantella Perera.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras face arch rivals the Knox Raiders Saturday 31 March at Knox Stadium, tip-off is at 6.00pm, before returning home on Sunday to face Sandringham, tip-off is at 12.30pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.
Undefeated thus far in 2012 Kilsyth will certainly be keen to continue their winning form especially against arch rivals the Knox Raiders. Knox will also enter the game undefeated after a commanding 31 point win over Canberra last Saturday night in Canberra.
Although Knox were three points down after their first quarter against Canberra last week they outscored the Gunners by 34 points over the next three terms thanks mostly to the efforts of big men Lester Strong and John Phillip who both managed double-doubles for the match.
CJ Massingale loves to play well against Kilsyth and it shall be up to new Swinburne Cobras import Garfield Blair to ensure that he not only limits the effect of CJ but continues his own fantastic form which sees him leading the League in scoring after two rounds with 29 points per game.
With the Cystic Fibrosis Cup in Knox’s hands Kilsyth shall be keen to ensure the Cup returns to Hugh McMenamin Court.
Returning home on Sunday to face a Sandringham team who is currently also undefeated after three games is not going to be an easy task. However Sandringham take on their own rival on Saturday night heading down the highway to Geelong to take on the Supercats.
Last week saw Sandringham get out of jail in their game against the Frankston Blues needing overtime to win by just one point. Frankston led by 11 points with just five minutes left to play but Beau Muhlbach forced the game into overtime with some brilliant play. With Tim Lang settled back in at Kilsyth, a more even team should be too strong for Sandringham at home.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras take on arch rivals the Knox Raiders Saturday 31 March at Knox Stadium, tip-off is at 8.00pm, before returning home on Sunday to face Sandringham, tip-off is at 2.30pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5