The Swinburne Cobras will take on Dandenong who currently hold the League’s second longest win streak at four games.
After dropping to 4-10 just a month ago, the Rangers have rebounded back into finals contention with wins over Canberra, Geelong, Mt Gambier and Hobart. Imports Luke Fitzgerald (17.3ppg, 8.8rpg) and Vince Inglima (16ppg) have been the main threats for the Rangers but athletic Lucas Walker (10.1ppg, 5.9rpg) must also be shut down.
Kilsyth enter the match having defeated Mt Gambier 83-63 last week with their defense back to its stifling best.
Tim Lang (22pts, 6rbds) had one of his best games for 2010 and Coach Grant Wallace will need this good form to continue. The Swinburne Cobras have strengthened their inside game in recent weeks with the addition of Auryn Macmillan who has impressed in his three games.
Matt O’Hea, Ryan Bathie and Fernandez Lockett will need to lift their offensive production against the Rangers after a couple of quiet weeks.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will tip off at 7.00pm and will return home on Saturday 26 June 2010 to take on Nunawading at 8.15pm Don’t miss the match up against the Spectres with former Cobras Gerard Leonard and Chris Cameron returning to Kilsyth for the first time.
SEABL Women Game of the Week
The Dandenong women have surprised the League with their impressive 11 game winning streak after starting the season with two losses. The Lady Rangers rely on a solid team effort in every game and not on one individual player. Cumming (14.0pts, 4.3rebs), former Lady Cobra Clare Papavs (12.0pts, 5.7rebs) and Todhunter (11.7pts, 3.9rebs, 3.5ass) have been the consistent performers for the team and will need to produce again this week against the talented Lady Cobras line-up.
This is the first match between the two teams and will likely determine where boths teams will finish come finals. The Swinburne Lady Cobras welcome back Deanna Smith (21.3pts, 7.0rebs, 5.0ass) and Hanna Zavecz from Opals commitments this week and will be looking for their solid production to continue.
Dandenong has won many of their games with their persistent defence, and have restricted opponents to 58pts or less on eight occasions. The Lady Rangers will need to be strong on defence this week as Kilsyth average 76.8pts a game and have three prominent scorers with Smith, Manou (13.6pts, 12.0rebs) and Kunekas well as a core group of locals who can hurt the Rangers.
The Lady Cobras will tip off against the Ranges at 5.00pm on Saturday 19 June 2010 and will return home next Saturday night to take on Nunawading at 6.15pm.
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