This Saturday night marks the last home double-header before play-offs, due to a SEABL fixture change the Swinburne Cobras shall tip-off first against the Canberra Gunners and will then be followed by the Swinburne Lady Cobras taking on the bottom placed Sandringham Lady Sabres.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras (15-9) are the in-form team of the east-conference with six wins on the trot including last week’s 13 point defeat of Championship favourites the Nunawading Spectres.

Auryn MacMillan played his best game of the season thus far with 18pts@47%, 10rebs, 3ass and 5blks earning himself SEABL player of the week honours. After an off and on start to the season the Swinburne Cobras now seem to have found their rhythm, Kilsyth has the most miserly defence only allowing opposition teams to score on average 70 points per game, with the next closest team allowing oppositions to score an average of 77 points per game.

Kilsyth’s opposition the Canberra Gunners (7-16) went down by 27 points to Knox last Saturday night, they trailed by 15 points at the end of the first quarter and could not get back into the game.

The last time these two teams met it was back in round five, Kilsyth got over the line by 13 points thanks to a double-double from big man Tim Lang (20pts, 10rbds).

Canberra could be without Andrew Rice and Jamie Mesman come Saturday night which will make the task of overcoming an in-form Kilsyth all the more difficult in front of what is expected to be a large Kilsyth crowd.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras tip off against the Canberra Gunners at 6:15pm Saturday August 13 on Hugh McMenamin Court.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras (16-5) take on bottom of the table the Sandringham Lady Sabres (1-21) after their disappointing six point loss to Nunawading last weekend.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras started last week on fire but seemed to go missing in the second and third quarters before making a comeback late in the last, however it was too little too late, Chantella Perera was the best performer with 23 points.

Sandringham went down by 19 points to Albury Wodonga for their 21st loss of the season; the Lady Sabres will find comfort come Saturday night knowing that they only fell four points short of Kilsyth just two weeks ago as they looked to snatch an unlikely win.

However the Swinburne Lady Cobras shall be keen to atone for last week’s loss as well as their last performance against Sandringham, they shall still be without Abby Bishop who is absent with Opal’s commitments but should be just too strong for the Lady Sabres.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras tip off against the Sandringham Lady Sabres at 8:15pm Saturday August 13 on Hugh McMenamin Court.

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