Sunday’s double header against the Brisbane Lady Spartans and the Mt Gambier Pioneers is the end of a big weekend for the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras as the return home from playing Sandringham on Saturday night.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras (14-4) return to Hugh McMenamin Court for the first time since their overtime loss to arch rivals the Knox Lady Raiders on July 2 to take on the Brisbane Lady Spartans (7-11).
Brisbane like the Swinburne Lady Cobras will be playing in their second game for the weekend after facing Geelong on Saturdays night.
It was just three weeks ago when Kilsyth defeated the Lady Spartans by four points up in Brisbane, the only difference in this game will be that Swinburne Lady Cobras Head Coach Cheryl Chambers will not be at the helm, away with the Australian Gems in Chile at the FIBA Under 19 World Championships. Peter Gay will be in charge and will look to continue his good run as Head Coach.
Chantella Perera (19pts) and Eva Afeaki (16pts, 9rbds) were the standouts in the round 14 win and they will again be looked to if Kilsyth is to get over the line against a resurgent Brisbane Lady Spartans.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras tip off at 12.30pm Sunday afternoon July 31 against the Brisbane Lady Spartans on Hugh McMenamin Court.
The Swinburne Cobras (12-9) cannot afford to rest on their laurels when they return home to Hugh McMenamin Court on Sunday afternoon to take on the Mt Gambier Pioneers (9-12).
Kilsyth still need to cement their position in the top four of the East Conference and two wins this weekend will go a long way to doing so. Mt Gambier needs to win the rest of their games if they are to make the play-offs.
Last weekend Mt Gambier defeated Canberra by eight points after a 25-14 third quarter, the Swinburne Cobras will need to account for Erik Burdon (27pts), CJ Webster (20pts, 8rbds) and Dallas Jeffree (20pts) if they are to get the win.
In results released this week by SEABL, Kilsyth has come out as the toughest side defensively to score against only allowing opposition sides to score on average 71 points, if the Swinburne Cobras can continue this trend they will go a long way to defeat the Pioneers.
Expect a large crowd as ex-Cobra Favourite Fernandez Lockett returns to Hugh McMenamin Court for the first time since 2010 in what will be a tight and tough contest.
The Swinburne Cobras tip off at 2.30pm Sunday afternoon July 31 against the Mt Gambier Pioneers on Hugh McMenamin Court.
Defensive specialist Sarah Haberfield has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Haberfield was a solid contributor to the Cobras roster in 2023, starting in 20 of 22 regular season games and ranking amongst the team leaders in assists (2.1), steals (1.0) and rebounding (3.3). The SEBC Saints junior recorded a
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