Tonight sees the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras (8-1) and the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras (6-5) travel down to Geelong to take on the Supercats, after both returning home with two wins each last weekend in Tasmania.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras are sitting second on the ladder after notching up their eighth win in a row down in Tasmania last weekend with wins over Hobart and Launceston. The last time Kilsyth and Geelong met it was round two and the Supercats were playing their second ever game in the SEABL.
Kilsyth won that match by 15 points, and were afforded the luxury of playing their bench in the last quarter. Come round nine and Kilsyth are searching for their ninth win in a row, the Supercats on the other hand are coming of two losses, going down by 23 points against Bendigo last week.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will need to be very wary of Geelong’s Chelsea Albury who is having a fantastic season, she in the SEABL top five for points and rebounds, averaging 18ppg and 11.1rpg. Ex-Cobra Deena Smith is thought to return for tonight’s match and will add another dimension to the young side.
However with SEABL player of the week, Abby Bishop, flying Kilsyth should prove too strong for Geelong, especially when you through in the mix one of the toughest competitors going around in, Eva Afeaki. Kilsyth will want to ensure that they control the match and come out unscathed as they return home to take on the Bendigo Lady Braves.
Billed as SEABL game of the round, tonight’s matchup between the Swinburne Cobras and the Geelong Supercats should prove to be just that.
Geelong is coming off a three point loss to Bendigo, whereas Kilsyth have won their past five after defeating Hobart and North West Tasmania last weekend. Geelong led for most of their match against Bendigo but was run down in the last quarter after two huge threes from Kevin Probert. Ismail Muhammad (17pts, 9rbds, 4as) and John Pichon (22pts, 12rbds) were the Supercats best and will be keen to continue their good form tonight against the Swinburne Cobras.
When these two sides met in round four Kilsyth went down by three points for the third game in a row, the Swinburne Cobras were without big man Tim Lang and it seems that upon his return things have fallen into place. After 24 and 25 points last weekend, Zach Malvik is back to his best and Captain Quincy Henderson has been leading from the front to ensure that Kilsyth now sit in fourth place after a horrible 1-5 start to the season.
Expect a game full of explosive plays and tough defense, as Kilsyth try and take away their seventh win for the Season.
Tonight the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras tip-off against the Geelong Lady Supercats at 5:30pm and the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras tip-off at 7:30pm, both games are at Geelong Stadium.
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