The Lady Cobras (3-0) are coming off a 62-55 win over the reigning Premiers Brisbane and will be looking to remain unbeaten as they take on the Frankston Blues.
Deanna Smith (20 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game) has been the on court leader for the Swinburne Lady Cobras and she will again need to step up at both ends of the floor especially against her Sydney Flames team mate Mikaela Dombkins (27ppg, 8rpg, 4apg).
Dombkins was Player of the Round in Week 3. Frankston (1-2) under first year coach Marissa Fillipou had their first win of the season against Hobart in Round 2 by lost to both Knox and Sandringham last week.
Ellie Manou (13.3ppg, 13rpg) and Alice Kunek (14.3ppg, 7.7rpg) will need to continue their outstanding early season form but the strengths for the Swinburne Lady Cobras should again come from their supporting cast with Hayley Moffatt, Erica McMenamin and Jordy O’Shea all expected to play significant roles.
Head Coach Cheryl Chambers will be looking for her team to continue their good form and go into next week’s possible game of the week on the road in Bendigo with some solid momentum.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras tip off at 6.15pm against the Frankston Blues on Saturday 10 April 2010.
Meet the girls for the McDonalds Community Basketball day between 10am-2pm at the Kilsyth Sports Centre earlier in the Day.
The Swinburne Cobras (4-2) will enter their game against Canberra full of confidence after a 77-60 win over Ballarat on the road on Wednesday night. Head Coach Grant Wallace has looked to build his team from the defensive end of the past few years and this year’s team has definately bought into the philosphy.
In their four wins the Swinburne Cobras have held their opponent under 75 points per game with the best performance against Albury, restricting the Bandits to just 47 for the match.
Canberra (0-3) sit at the bottom of the South Conference ladder but will surely not be underestimated by the Swinburne Cobras. The Gunners have caused their fair share of upsets over Kilsyth in recent years and the team will be keen to make sure this doesn’t happen on Saturday night.
Zlatko Todorovski (15ppg, 4rpg) and Jonathon Miller (11.3 ppg and 7.7 rpg) will be the main threats for the Gunners and surely one will be the defensive assignment of import Quincy Henderson.
True to his reputation, the reigning defensive player of the year, Henderson has been a lock at the defensive end shutting down CJ Massingale and Drake Reed among others already in 2010.
For Kilsyth the main threats at the offensive end will again be Fernandez Lockett (20ppg, 10.3rpg) who responded from a quiet game against Brisbane with 29 points against Ballarat and Tim Lang (16.8ppg, 8.2rpg) who has benefitted from a year with the Melbourne Tigers. Lang has been outstanding so far in 2010, providing a solid and consistent scoring option inside the paint while changing shots at the defensive end.
A win against the Gunners would improve Kilsyth to 5-2 on the season and like the women set up a potential game of the week against Bendigo on the road next weekend. Round 5 could be one of the Swinburne Cobras most important as the face the Braves on Saturday 17 April before returning home on Sunday 18 April to take on the Hobart Chargers.
The Swinburne Cobras tip off at 8.15pm against the Canberra Gunners on Saturday 10 April 2010.
Meet the guys for the McDonalds Community Basketball Day between 10am-2pm at the Kilsyth Sports Centre earlier in the day.
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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