This Saturday night sees the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras take on 2010 SEABL Champions the Dandenong Rangers, then the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras come up against the Sandringham Sabers in a double header not to be missed on Hugh McMenamin Court.
In the SEABL game of the round the Swinburne Lady Cobras (9-2) are facing the Dandenong Lady Rangers (9-1). It was only three weeks ago when Kilsyth proved to the rest of the competition that they are a serious threat this season with their 12 point defeat of the 2010 SEABL champions.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras unbeaten run came to an end last Sunday afternoon with a five point loss to the Bendigo Braves at home. Kilsyth lacked their usual attack on the ball for the majority of the game as it appeared that their hard fought nine point victory against Geelong the night before had taken its toll.
Dandenong will be keen to square the ledger with head to head results sure to come into play come playoff positioning later this year. Dandenong easily took care of Ballarat last Saturday with a comfortable 32 point win; Elyse Penaluna was outstanding with 27 points and eight rebounds. The Lady Rangers then continued their great form with a 33 point defeat of the winless Sandringham on the Sunday.
Abby Bishop will be the player that Dandenong need to stop after she earned MVP honors in both games last week; Bishop is averaging 18.1ppg, 10.3rpg and 2.6apg. After their loss last Sunday, the Swinburne Lady Cobras will need Bishop and the rest of the team firing to ensure that they can defeat the 2010 SEABL Champions.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras tip off against the Dandenong Lady Rangers at 6.15pm Saturday June 11 on Hugh McMenamin court.
After holding the Brisbane Spartans to the lowest score in SEABL history, the Swinburne Cobras now face a Sandringham outfit that have the ability to beat anyone in the League.
Sandringham defeated Frankston by 13 points on Saturday night then backed it up on Sunday with a seven point win over the Dandenong Rangers. Stanley Asumnu was outstanding in both games averaging 20 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 blocks. The Swinburne Cobras will need to ensure that they put a stop to Asumnu’s scoring if they wish to come away with the win.
Kilsyth had a mixed weekend in regards to results; they again fell agonizingly short to the Geelong Supercats losing by three points in a hard contested match.
Zach Malvik had a great weekend down in Tasmania in round eight and needs to find that form on the home court against the quality backcourt of Sandringham led by NBL veteran Nathan Crosswell and high scoring import Beau Muhlback. The Swinburne Cobras are up for the challenge and with what is expected to be a large crowd at the Kilsyth Sports Centre should provide an entertaining and challenging match.
The Swinburne Cobras tip off against the Sandringham Sabers at 8.15pm Saturday June 11 on Hugh McMenamin court.
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
Our Kilsyth Junior Cobras teams for the 2024 VJBL season have been announced. Congratulations to all of our new and returning Cobras on their selections — and for those who have missed out this season, we hope to see you back next year. See below for our 2024 teams as well as important uniform, registration