The Swinburne Lady Cobras (2-0) opened their Season with a come from behind 72-66 win over arch rivals the Knox Raiders followed by a 114-54 thrashing of Hobart last weekend.
Ellie Manou (10.5ppg, 11rpg), Deanna Smith (20.5ppg and 7rpg) and Alice Kunek (19ppg, 9.5rpg) injected a fresh approach into the Swinburne Lady Cobras team and their infectious personalities caught on quickly as they got all their teammates involved on and off the court.
This week will be another test for the new roster as they take on the reigning Champions, the Brisbane Lady Spartans. The Swinburne Lady Cobras know what it is like to play as the reigning Champions, having been in the same position as Brisbane in 2009.
Saturday will be the Lady Spartans opening game of the Season after a bye during last weekend. Brisbane, once again, are loaded with talented players. Holly Smith, Kirsten Veal, Natalie Purcell and Kate Willey all played with the Logan Thunder in the WNBL this past season.
Swinburne Lady Cobras Head Coach Cheryl Chambers will feel more comfortable going into this weekend’s games after having her squad together at practice for a full week. Gemma Kerr will also return to the roster this week after missing the opening round games.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras are scheduled to tip off against Brisbane at 6.15pm, get down to the Kilsyth Sports Centre and support your 2010 Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras.
The Swinburne Cobras (3-1) won both their games in Round 2 after splitting their Season opening trip to Tasmania. Kilsyth took care of Knox 70-66 last Saturday to help the Club return the Cystic Fibrosis Cup to Liverpool Road and followed up Sunday, leaving Albury shell shocked, with a 76-47 win.
Excitement machine Fernandez Lockett (19.8ppg, 9.8rpg), big man Tim Lang (17.3ppg, 9.3rpg) and point guard Matt O’Hea (13.3ppg, 4.3 apg, 4rpg) have led the way for the Cobras so far in 2010.
As with the Swinburne Lady Cobras, the Cobras have a fresh new look team full of youth in 2010 and Head Coach Grant Wallace is already seeing the benefits. As good as the Swinburne Cobras starters have been so far, the bench has been their to support every step of the way and this will be required again this week as they take on the Brisbane Spartans.
Former Cobra and Round 1 SEABL Player of the Week Ash Cannan (20ppg, 13.5rpg) will lead the Spartans (2-0) this week along with NBL players Adam Gibson, Greg Vanderjagt and Tyson Demos. Former Brisbane Bullets NBL player Roger Smith is the team’s Head Coach and will looking for his team to continue its good start to the season.
The Spartans will travel to Kilsyth on Saturday night after making a stop in Canberra on Friday to take on the Canberra Gunners.
The Swinburne Cobras are scheduled to tip off against Brisbane at 8.15pm, get down to the Kilsyth Sports Centre and support your 2010 Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.
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