The Swinburne Lady Cobras (6-2) dropped just their second game of the season last week losing 70-67 against Ballarat at home. Kilsyth took a half to get recently signed Australian Opals Squad member Hannah Zavecz into the offence and despite a big second half comeback failed to overthrow the Lady Miners.
Deanna Smith was again outstanding with 31 points on 11/17 shooting.
This weekend the Swinburne Lady Cobras face Frankston for the second time in 2010. Kilsyth defeated the Lady Blues 80-48 at home in round 4 and will go into this game as favourites.
With another week of training under her belt Zavecz will surely be more accustomed to her new teammates and will continue to find her role in the team.
Frankston (1-9) have found the going tough so far in Season 2010 but may have hit a turning point last weekend when the lost by just two points to Dandenong (7-2). Mikaela Dombkins (18ppg, 6.4rpg) has been the standout for the Lady Blues and her match up with Sydney Flames teammate Deanna Smith should be enthralling.
Smith (21.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 5.3apg) is currently second on the leagues scoring table shooting at 54%. She will need her teammates including Ellie Manou, Alice Kunek, Zavecz, Hayley Moffatt and Jordyn O’Shea to pick up their percentages after a poor shooting game against Ballarat.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will return home on Sunday 30 May 2010 to take on Bendigo at 12.30pm.
The Cobras (8-4) were back on the winners list last week defeating Ballarat 86-73 at home to stay in touch with Conference leaders Bendigo. Despite the Miners knocking off some big scalps in the past few weeks including Knox and Brisbane, Kilsyth were all business and defeated the Miners for the second time in 2010.
Kilsyth will this week travel to Frankston (2-9) to take on the Blues who have had a less than impressive start to the season. 2009 Grand Finalists, the Blues have not been the same team in 2010 after losing the services of David Gruber.
Despite the slow start to the season the Blues, like their female counterparts, the Blues rebounded last weekend coming back from 20 points down on the road to defeat Geelong on the road.
Frankston will need Rob Kampman (17ppg), Chaz Briggs (14.5ppg, 9.5rpg) and Andrew Harms (14.6ppg) all to fire if they are a chance to defeat the Swinburne Cobras. All are averaging career lows in points which the defensive minded Kilsyth will ensure continues.
Fernandez Lockett (17.7ppg, 9.6rpg) and Tim Lang (14.1ppg, 6.6rpg) have been the Swinburne Cobras main scoring threats in 2010 but more of the same will be expected from Ryan Bathie this week after his 36 points player of the week performance last week against Ballarat.
The Cobras will return home on Sunday 30 May 2010 to take on Geelong at 2.30pm.
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