Lady Cobras (9-6) return to action after two bye weekends which saw both Ballarat (8-6) and Southern Districts (9-9) close the gap on the 4th placed Lady Cobras.  Coach Jason Knight and his team need two wins to stay ahead of their challengers.

Launceston is the first and toughest stop for the Lady Cobras against the league leading Tornadoes.  Kilsyth have lost to Launceston by 6 points twice this season and will be keen to pick up a win against their fancied rivals.  There has been much speculation regarding the availability of Tornadoes star Nat Hurst who was suspended by the Tasmania tribunal for five matches.  Hurst is currently averaging 23.9ppg and will be a massive loss for Launceston is she is unable to play.

Desiree Glaubitz will be keen to improve her production after a few quiet games. Currently averaging 13.8 ppg the Lady Cobras will need more output from the WNBL star during the trip.

Following the game Friday Night the Lady Cobras will travel to Devonport to take on NW Tasmania Thunder in a must win game.  Kilsyth defeated the Thunder by close to 50 points back in round 1, but with Kristen Veal now on the NW Tasmania roster the Thunder put up a tough contest for the Lady Cobras.

Cobras (7-10) fly further south to take on the Hobart Charges in their first game of the weekend and will be keen to extend their 3 game win streak and remain in contention for the finals.  The AIS have moved to 8-8 in recent wins and two wins is a must for Kilsyth to stay in touch.

Hobart (10-8) currently sit 3rd on the South Conference ladder and defeated the Cobras by 10 points back in round 10. The Charges still have memories of the Cobras Preliminary Final win last year on the road and will make life difficult for Grant Wallace and the team. Luke Cooper has been a solid back up to Jon Lee in his three games so far after replacing the injured Zach Malvik and Wallace will require his ability to run the group against the sharp shooting Charges.

Following the match against Hobart the men will take the long bus ride up the coast to play a double header in Devonport with the women against NW Tasmania.  The Thunder (10-8) currently sit in 2nd place on the East ladder and have been inconsistent so far in 2008.  Like Hobart the Thunder still have nightmares of the Cobras Semi Final win in 2007 and will be keen for some revenge in their first meeting of 2008. 

Club Kilsyth Cobras will return home Saturday 21st June to take on Nunawading and the AIS as Erica McMenamin plays her 200th SEABL game for the Cobras.  Don’t miss the action from 6.15pm for the women and 8.15pm for the men.

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