Lady Cobras (1-2) go into the match following a tough game against early season favourite Bendigo Braves and a trip to the Apple Isle in Round 1. The Lady Cobras will be keen to win their home opener against Albury/Wodonga Bandits in front of a loud and passionate crowd. The game is a must win if they are going to stay with the earlier runners and Coach Jason Knight will be demanding a huge effort from his players.  The team will play up until mid-April without WNBL star Desiree Glaubitz who is playing in Italy but has added import Jessica Lonon to the team.  Knight has put greater expectations on 2007 breakout players Sarah Parsons and Clare Papavs and will be carefully planning their continued development.

Papavs returns to the team after spending the summer playing for the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL.  Both Sarah Parsons and Erica McMenamin spent time training with the Bulleen Boomers and will be looking for stellar season to push for further WNBL playing opportunities next year.

The Season so far…

Round 1
Lady Cobras def by Launceston 70-76

Lady Cobras def NW Tasmania 91-44

Round 2
Lady Cobras def by Bendigo 52-63

Cobras (1-0) come into their Home Opener with an impressive win over rival and 2007 Conference Champion Bendigo as they unveiled their championship flag they won against the Cobras in September.  Imports Zach Malvik and Joe Werner have quickly adjusted to the intense rivarly between Kilsyth and Bendigo and put in great debut games.  Malvik led the way with 34 points while Werner had 18 points and 21 rebounds.  The Wisconsin Duo will prove a tough task to stop in Season 2008.  Malvik and Werner will well supported by the the Captain DJ Taylor, Adam Jackson and returning local Gerard Leonard.  With Jon Croft still to return into the fold and Chris Payne recovered from a workplace injury the Cobras will get tougher every week.

Malvik arrival at Kilsyth is after a hugely successful college career in which he won a Division 2 NCAA championship and came Runners up last year.  His team went 104-29 in his 4th year career and included a record 57 game win streak.  A proven winner he is joined by Green Bay Packers try out and Division 3 college star Joe Werner.  Werner’s 6’7″, 255 pound frame is an intimidating force for the Cobras.  With an array of inside and outside moves Werner will be a difficult match up for teams in 2008.

The Season so far…

Round 1

Round 2
Cobras def Bendigo 111-98

Don’t miss the exciting Home Opener Saturday Night as the Cobras take on Albury.

Game Times

Lady Cobras vs Albury   6.15pm

Cobras vs Albury    8.15pm

Ticket Prices

Family  $12
Adult $5
Child $2

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