The Swinburne Cobras will welcome back Auryn Macmillan from Gardner Webb University on Sunday against the Geelong Supercats as he plays his first game for the Club in over four years.
Macmillan completed his degree at Gardner Webb earlier in the year and is looking forward to getting on the floor with the Swinburne Cobras.
Macmillan will surely team well with centre and fellow US College graduate Tim Lang and will add another set of youthful legs to the Kilsyth line up.
After a disappointing loss to Frankston two weeks ago the Swinburne Cobras traveled to Canberra last week and made sure their would be no further slips ups. In an all team effort Kilsyth destroyed Canberra 104-65 before continuing their good form against the AIS with a 79-56 win.
The two wins mean the Swinburne Cobras have a firm hold on second place in the East Conference behind Bendigo but a win against Geelong will set up a massive clash with Bendigo at home the following week.
Geelong come into this round in red hot form. The Supercats have won seven of their last ten games including a 96-86 win over Bendigo last weekend. Like the Cobras, Geelong hold second place on the South Conference table.
Kilsyth will again rely on an even spread of scorers but will need to ensure their defensive efforts are top notch against the high scoring Supercats. The Swinburne Cobras will look to take advantage of a Geelong team that will have played at home the night before.
The Swinburne Cobras will tip off at 2.30pm, don’t miss this great opportunity to see Auryn Macmillan play his first SEABL game with Kilsyth on Sunday 30 May 2010.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will travel to Sandringham on Saturday night for a rematch with the Sabres before suiting up against the Bendigo Lady Braves on Sunday at home. Bendigo are one of just two teams to beat Kilsyth in 2010.
Kilsyth defeated the Sabres 87-76 back in Round 7 while they lost to Bendigo 65-60 in Round 5. The Swinburne Cobras have added Australian Opals squad member Hannah Zavecz since their last encounters with these two teams and will be keen to take full advantage.
With their best win to date last week, a 73-70 win over championship favourites Launceston, the Swinburne Lady Cobras returned to the top of the SEABL ladder following their 85-51 win over Hobart.
This weekend looks set to be the most challenging so far for Kilsyth but two wins will see them comfortable placed going into the second half of the year.
Sandringham are loaded with talent with Renea Camino, Cayla Francis and Nicole Hunt all able to lead their team to a win. Despite their three stars the Sabres (5-6) are yet to play their best basketball but they have the potential to beat the League’s top sides.
The Sabres have had a week off after defeating Ballarat and losing to Launceston in Round 9.
Bendigo travel to Kilsyth on Sunday knowing they are one of just two teams to knock off the Swinburne Lady Cobras in 2010. The Lady Braves (7-3) currently sit in fourth position on the ladder after they were defeated by local rival Ballarat last weekend.
Like Sandringham, the Lady Braves have a wealth of talent that Kilsyth will need to contain. Gabe Richards, Katrina Hibbert, Kelly Wilson and Lauren King are all high quality players who will be looking to dethrown the Lady Cobras.
For Kilsyth Alice Kunek will need to continue her good form after being the player of the Round last week. Just two weeks out from a series against Japan, Australian Opals squad members Deanna Smith and Hannah Zavecz will contine to push their case for selection.
For Coach Cheryl Chambers it will once again be about a solid spread of contributors with Gemma Kerr, Hayley Moffatt, Jordy O’Shea and Ellie Manou all playing well in 2010.
Kilsyth will tip off at 12.30pm on Sunday 30 May 2010. Follow the girls progress against Sandringham on live stats at www.seabl.com.au
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