Your NBL1 and VYC Cobras are in action at home this weekend for a massive weekend of hoops at the Kilsyth Sports Centre.
The VYC Cobras tip-off this special weekend doubleheader, when they play host to the Melbourne Tigers on Saturday night. All the action starts at 5.30pm with the 8-3 Cobra Women, followed by the Men (7-5) as they taken the Andrew Gaze-led Tigers.
The NBL1 Cobras wrap-up the weekend on Sunday as they take on the Launceston Tornadoes (Women) and NW Tasmania Thunder (Women) in an interstate showdown.
The Cobra Women enter the weekend at 3-2 and will look to defend home court against a talented Tornadoes (4-2) team, who received an incredible 52-point, 26-rebound explosion by superstar forward, Keely Froling on Saturday night. Kilsyth will be boosted by the short term addition of 2019 Finals MVP and Australian Opal, Lauren Nicholson, who returns to the Cobras for the next four games. With the Cobras and Tornadoes producing some thrilling postseason battles in recent years, this is one not to be missed.
The Cobra Men wrap-up the weekend as they take on the North West Tasmania Thunder in what may be the early matchup of the season. A battle of two of the top-four teams in the league, the Cobras (4-1) enter on the heels of a huge home win over the reigning champion Nunawading Spectres, while the Thunder look to improve on their league-best 5-1 record. With both teams boasting four double-digit scorers and the leagues top-two defences, this 1 vs 4 showdown promises to be a spectacular one.
Defensive specialist Sarah Haberfield has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Haberfield was a solid contributor to the Cobras roster in 2023, starting in 20 of 22 regular season games and ranking amongst the team leaders in assists (2.1), steals (1.0) and rebounding (3.3). The SEBC Saints junior recorded a
Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Dielemans enjoyed a strong 2023 NBL1 campaign with the Cobras, averaging a career-high 8.9 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, shooting team-bests of 40.3% from three point range and 80.3% from the foul line. He recoded