After what are sure to be two tough games in Geelong tonight, the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras and the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras return home to take on the Bendigo Lady Braves and the Brisbane Spartans on Sunday afternoon.
If all things go to plan against the Lady Supercats, the Swinburne Lady Cobras (8-1) will be seeking their 10th win in a row against the Bendigo Lady Braves (5-2).
Bendigo defeated Geelong last weekend, 77-54 and has only lost one of their past five matches. They stormed home in the last quarter with 23 points to 14 against Geelong after winning the previous three quarters. Kilsyth will need to account for Kelly Wilson who is leading the completion averaging 21.3ppg; she was the best last week with 18pts, 6rbds and 3 blocks.
Bendigo will be looking to cement their position in the top four against the Swinburne Lady Cobras, though if one thing is for certain, Kilsyth will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that they come away with the win and are seen as genuine contenders for the championship along with Knox and Dandenong.
With Abby Bishop and Eva Afeaki in top form, and the likes of Gemma Kerr, Chantella Perera and Hayley Moffatt playing well Kilsyth should prove to have too much firepower for the Lady Braves.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras tip off against the Bendigo Lady Braves at 12:30pm Sunday June 5 on Hugh McMenamin Court.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras (6-5) are fully aware that you underestimate the Brisbane Spartans (4-6) at your own risk.
Both teams will be backing up from tough games tonight with Kilsyth taking on Geelong and Brisbane facing the Knox Raiders. After a disastrous start to the season, Brisbane has won their past two games, including a three point win against Dandenong last Saturday night.
With the likes of SEABL player of the week, Greg Vanderjagrt (24pts, 18rbds, 7bl), and Cortez Groves (19pts) there is no wonder that the Spartans worry all of their opponents. With ex-Cobra Ash Cannan returning from injury last week Kilsyth will need to ensure that they are at their best if they want to come away with the win.
Tim Lang and Auryn McMillan will have their work cut out and will need the support of 2009 & 2010 SEABL defensive player of the year, Captain Quincy Henderson to stop Brisbane’s big men. Zach Malvik needs to perform again if the Swinburne Cobras are to be effective.
Winning their past five games has given Kilsyth the confidence that they need to make playoffs and they are sure to bring a tough defensive game to bring down the Spartans.
The Swinburne Cobras tip off against the Brisbane Spartans at 2:30pm Sunday June 5 on Hugh McMenamin Court.
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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