On Saturday Night the Swinburne Cobras will be wearing yellow arms bands as they help to tackle cancer in the call to arms. Donations can be made on entry to the games.
The Lady Cobras will enter their return leg against Nunawading on a seven game win streak with their last loss coming on the buzzer to the Spectres. The rivalry between these teams have grown over the past few years especially after the Lady Cobras 2008 Grand Final triumph.
Nunawading have an All Star line up on the floor with Jenna O’Hea, Kathleen Macloed, Kirsten Veal, Zoe Carr and Katie Davis all possessing extensive WNBL experience.
After her Player of the Week performance against Dandenong Amy Denson will again need to shine but will require the support of Sarah Parsons, Clare Papavs and Hayley Moffatt, who has caught a few teams off guard in 2009.
Tip off is scheduled for 6.15pm on Saturday night with the Lady Cobras making the trip down to Frankston on Sunday to take on the Blues at 12.30pm.
Frankston (5-8) currently sit in 8th place on the ladder but are just outside the finals race. They will be playing for their season and Kilsyth will need to be at their best to defeat the talented Blues line up. Former Cobras Deanne Butler and Karen Prendergast will both suit up for Frankston.
Two wins could see the Lady Cobras leap above Bendigo into 3rd place on the table and lock away a top four finish but a couple of losses could send them crashing back to the pack. This weekend will prove the most important so far for the Lady Cobras.
The Swinburne Cobras enter this weekend full of confidence after destroying any hope Dandenong had of making the finals with a 41 point win. The victory lifted the Cobras into 3rd place on the ladder just a half game back on the Knox Raiders in second place.
With Canberra still in finals contention Coach Grant Wallace will have his team focused on defeating the Gunners Saturday night before travelling down to Frankston to take on the formidable Blues on Sunday.
Joe Werner continued his great form with 33 points and 15 rebounds against the Rangers and his front court partner Tim Lang also showed he can be a force in the League. If the Gunners are going to have any chance in this game they must shut down the front court duo.
Kilsyth’s biggest weapon last week was their balance and contribution by the entire roster, with a deep bench the Cobras will fancy themselves to make a impact for the remainder of the season and must start Saturday night.
The Cobras will tip off against Canberra at 8.15pm before taking on the Frankston Blues on the road Sunday at 2.30pm.
Frankston sit on top of the South Conference table at 16-2 but have dropped their last two games to Nunawading and Brisbane. The Blues will also be without League MVP favourite Andrew Harms who is representing Australia at the World University Games.
Make no mistake the Blues are still one of the toughest teams in the League with David Gruber, Rob Kampman and host of solid support players.
The Cobras like their female counterparts can define their season this weekend and build some important momentum for the final weeks of the 2009 SEABL Season.
Don’t forget Saturday night is Junior Domestic night with all players in uniform receiving free entry to the match. Get down and support your Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.
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