The Lady Cobras (6-4) sit 5th on the ladder equal with Ballarat after defeating Albury twice in two weeks. Launceston will be a massive test for Kilsyth who have benefited from playing Albury three times early in the season. With Desiree Glaubitz returning from Europe last weekend, the Lady Cobras have become a formidable unit, with young stars Clare Papavs and Sarah Parsons leading the way. The versatile line up have caused their fair share of headaches in 2008 for opposing teams. Desiree adds another dimension to the group and will require the opponents best defender opening up more opportunities for Parsons and Papavs.
Launceston comes into the game 9-0 with a Round 1 victory over the Lady Cobras. Since opening weekend both teams have added further players and this game is set to be one of the best of the year. Watch out for the high scoring Nat Hurst as she plays against Glaubitz. The key for the Lady Cobras will be to contain Hurst, (she had 38 point of 76 in round 1) if they are successful they will give themselves every chance to record a victory.
Kilsyth are starting to get it together on the floor at the right time and will be to continue to improve to make the top four and close the gap on front runners Launceston, Nunawading (7-1) & Bendigo (6-1).
Game is scheduled to tip off at 12.15pm at Kilsyth Sport Centre
Cobras (4-4) get set for the first two-game weekend of the season as they take on top of the table Frankston away Saturday night and return home Sunday to face the dangerous Mt Gambier Pioneers.
After recording a come from behind and much need victory against Nunawading last weekend, the Cobras will be looking to continue with a more consistent brand of basketball. With a possible signing still yet to be announced the Cobras will be keen to continue to improve.
Zach Malvik, Joe Werner and Gerard Leonard provided the scoring punch in their first match up of the season as Frankston defeated Kilsyth 98-90. They will be again called on to provide the firepower but with Jon Croft back to form and Jon Lee returning to the line up, the support is also ready to contribute. Kilsyth will be keen to record a nine point victory to obtain the all important points-split over conference rival Frankston.
Kilsyth will need to contain Frankston big guns Rob Kampman, David Gruber and Andrew Harms is they are going to have a shot at moving to 5-4 Saturday night.
Following the clash with Frankston, Kilsyth will return home Sunday to take on the inconsistent but dangerous Mt Gambier Pioneers. Currently sit 6th on the South conference table with a 3-7 record, the Pioneers have defeated both Frankston and Knox in 2008. Dallas Jefferee (27ppg) and Jason Sedlock (19ppg) will do the damage for Mt Gambier and shutting them both down will be crucial for the Cobras.
Kilsyth will be keen to record a much needed victory against the Pioneers after twice losing to them in 2007. Coach Grant Wallace will have his team ready to play this weekend and looking to create a gap betwen 3rd and 4th place by moving to 6-4.
Kilsyth will travel to Frankston for an 8.00pm tip off Saturday night before returning home to face Mt Gambier at 2.30pm Sunday
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5