With the SEABL season now past the half-way mark, both the Swinburne Lady Cobras and the Swinburne Cobras find themselves situated in play-off contention, however with the competition as tough as it is every game is as important as the next. This Saturday night Kilsyth travels over the border to take on the Albury/Wodonga Bandits in what will most certainly be two hotly contested and enthralling games.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras (11-3) fell over the line by two points in round three against the Albury/Wodonga Lady Bandits (5-8) but since then have proved themselves to be one of the toughest competitors this year. Last weekend Kilsyth proved how even a side they are defeating Ballarat by nine points on Saturday night and Launceston by 22 points on Sunday without Abby Bishop and Chantella Perera.
Hayley Moffatt was outstanding in both games averaging 21pts, 6.5rebs and 1.5ass and earning herself SEABL player of the week. With the two wins the Swinburne Lady Cobras kept in touch with Knox and Dandenong as well as furthering the gap between themselves and fourth placed Bendigo.
After a poor first quarter the Lady Bandits were chasing their tail and fell just four points short of Ballarat on Sunday afternoon, Amber Land was their best with 18 points and 13 rebounds and will be the player Kilsyth need to shut down if they are going to make it two from two against Albury/Wodonga.
With Chantella returning and the form of young Cobras Emily van Poppel, Rebekah O’Donnell and Jordyn O’Shea the Swinburne Lady Cobras will be looking to come home with the win.
The Workforcexs Kilsyth Lady Cobras tip-off at 6:00pm Saturday 25 June against Albury/Wodonga at Albury Basketball Stadium.
After a disappointing weekend, the Swinburne Cobras (8-8) will be keen to get back on the wining list against the Albury/Wodonga Bandits (1-14). The Bandits on the other hand will be searching for an upset and their second victory of the year.
A one point loss to Ballarat on Saturday night was the fifth loss this season under three points for Kilsyth and the 14 point loss to the highly fancied Nunawading on the Sunday means that the Swinburne Cobras will not be taking any prisoners against the Bandits this Saturday night.
Albury/Wodonga struggled last weekend with a 42 point loss to Knox on the Saturday night followed by a 24 point loss on Sunday afternoon to Ballarat. Import Edward Morris was the best performer for the Bandits averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds over the two games. Travis Gabiddon is returning for Albury/Wodonga and will help the Bandits to be more competitive than they have been over recent weeks.
Even though Kilsyth Captain Quincy Henderson will still be out with injury, the Swinburne Cobras should be to strong and will be out to ensure that the keep a break between themselves in fourth position and the pack of three teams behind them who are just waiting for them to falter.
The Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras tip-off at 8:00pm, Saturday 25 June against Albury/Wodonga at Albury Basketball Stadium.
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