The Lady Cobras won their second game of the season last weekend defeating the Sandringham Sabres 74-65 and improved to a 2-4 record. This upcoming weekend is the most important so far for the Lady Cobras and will go along way to determining their 2009 Season. A 2-6 record will go close to ending their quest for back to back championships while 4-4 will set them up well for the second half of the Season.
The competition this weekend will also be the Cobras toughest of the Season. Nunawading (3-5) have added Australian representatives Kathleen Macloed and hope to add Jenna O’Hea for this weekends games. With Zoe Carr, Katie Davis and Kirsten Veal also set to line up the Spectres look more like an WNBL starting five then SEABL.
Bendigo have built a 5-1 early season record with little fuss in 2009 including a round one win over the Lady Cobras.
Like others, the Lady Cobras playing personnel has been boosted in recent weeks with the return of Clare Papavs from injury and full fitness for import Amy Denson and Sarah Parson.
Amy Denson (22pts, 10rbds) was excellent against Australian Opal Natalie Porter in last weeks game against Sandringham and she will again need to fire in both matches this weekend.
All Mums will receive free entry into the Lady Cobras match on Sunday so bring your mum along to help celebrate Mothers Day with the Lady Cobras.
Saturday 9 May at Nunawading 6.30pm
Sunday 10 May Home vs Bendigo 12.30pm
The Cobras lost a close one last week to Geelong 100-96 but showed some encouraging form. With the addition of Matt Shanahan to bolster the Cobras backcourt, Kilsyth will be seen as a true contender is they can improve to 6-5 after this weekend.
Having already beaten both Nunawading and Bendigo in 2009 the Cobras will be keen to ensure they continue that form. With Bendigo likely to challenge the Cobras for positions in the 2009 Finals, a win would ensure the all important split over the Braves.
Nunawading will be revitalised after a change of coaches two weeks ago following the 0-8 start to the season. Craig Simpson took over the reigns last weekend and begun with a 0-2 start during a Tasmanian road trip. The Spectres will be as dangerous as ever looking to get their first win of the season.
Bendigo, like their female counterparts, have quietly improved to 6-4 after losing their opening game of the Season to the Cobras.
Coach Grant Wallace will be keen to start the teams toughest stretch of the season with two wins. The following weekend the team will travel to Hobart before playing another four games to end the month.
Get along this Sunday to see the Cobras take on Bendigo. All mums will receive free entry for Mothers Day so get out and support your Cobras.
Saturday 9 May at Nunawading 8.30pm
Sunday 10 May Home vs Bendigo 2.30pm
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