The Swinburne Lady Cobras (2-1) are facing the Frankston Lady Blues (0-3), both teams will be fresh after coming of the Easter Break but with Kilsyth starting to gel as a team they should be too strong for the winless Frankston.
In their last game the Swinburne Lady Cobras pulled of a two point win against Albury Wodonga, the game was a tight struggle all night with both sides unable to make the most of their opportunities. For Kilsyth to beat Frankston on Saturday night they will need to ensure that they have a more even spread of scorers after relying on Abby Bishop, Eva Afeaki and Hayley Moffatt to score 39 of their 62 points against the Lady Bandits.
Patrice McKenzie is the only Frankston player to average more than 7 points per game, and after losing their import, Guard Natalie Moore, to a season ending knee injury against Knox a few weeks ago, Frankston struggled against Hobart losing by over 20 points.
Kilsyth may be without Head Coach Cheryl Chambers, away on Australian Gems representative commitments, so Assistant Coach Peter Gay will lead the charge, the firepower of Bishop, Perera, Afeaki and Moffatt should prove too much for the Frankston Lady Blues.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras tip off against the Frankston Lady Blues at 6.15pm Saturday April 30 on Hugh McMenamin court.
After a tough run before the Easter break the Swinburne Cobras (1-4) are looking to get their season back on track against Frankston (1-2). Losing all of the past three matches by three points has shown that Kilsyth has the ability to challenge and fight out games, but are just lacking the ability to get over the line.
With Tim Lang back in the country after helping his German Pro B League side, Ehingen, to a championship on the weekend, he could be the key to the Swinburne Cobras getting over the line. If Kilsyth want to get the win on Saturday night they will need to ensure that they don’t allow the pattern of slow starts to haunt them.
Frankston have lost their past two games and are in the same boat as Kilsyth needing a win to ensure that they stay in touch with the top four. Import Robert Sallie has been in great form for the Blues averaging 26.3 points per game and if the Swinburne Cobras want to come out victorious they will need to shut him down.
Captain Quincy Henderson has been leading from the front for the Kilsyth averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. If Kilsyth fires on Saturday night they should be too strong for Frankston at home in front of what should be a huge crowd.
The Swinburne Cobras tip off against the Frankston Blues at 8.15pm Saturday April 30 on Hugh McMenamin court.
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