The Brisbane Lady Spartans will have to endure Melbourne’s cold weather when they come to Kilsyth Sport Centre to play the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras this weekend.

After losing to Dandenong two weeks ago the Swinburne Lady Cobras came out with something to prove against the Launceston Tornadoes, a team that had beaten them earlier in the year when the Swinburne Cobras made their Tasmania trip. Through a marvellous team effort on both ends of the court last week, the Swinburne Lady Cobras were able to re-gain momentum and walk away with a 26-point victory. It will be a big weekend for the Swinburne Lady Cobras, who will be playing their second game in as many days with a big matchup against Geelong on the road Friday night.

The Brisbane Lady Spartans are coming off the back of a weekend that consisted of two losses on their home court, putting a large dent in their playoff hopes. The Lady Spartans hosted Hobart and Dandenong last weekend, only to lose by 7-points and 20-points respectively. With a chance of sneaking into playoff contention, the Lady Spartans will be looking at proving their worth when they play the Swinburne Lady Cobras this Saturday.

THERE IS NO ‘I’ IN ‘TEAM’… the absence of team captain and highest scorer, Chantella Perera, has not affected the Swinburne Lady Cobras in the slightest with the team rallying together to keep the wins on the board ticking over. This was proven last week when five Swinburne Lady Cobras scored in the double-digits for their 26-point victory over Launceston.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras head to Geelong on Friday 13th July with the game set for 6.15pm before hosting the Brisbane Lady Spartans on Saturday 14th July on Hugh McMenamin Court, with tip-off at 6.15pm.

The Brisbane Spartans will swap the warmth of Queensland for Victoria’s cold weather when they play the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras this Saturday night.

The Swinburne Cobras have turned their season around since the Queens Birthday weekend break and are now vying for a post-season spot moving into 5th position in the South Conference, and currently on a 4-game win streak. After snatching victory from the jaws of defeat last Saturday in a thrilling 8-point overtime victory over North West Tasmania, they will look at snuffing out a Spartan resurrection and positioning themselves for a playoff berth. The Swinburne Cobras will be coming off a big game away against East Conference leaders, Geelong, on Friday night before hosting Brisbane.

This will be a must-win game for the Spartans coming off a weekend of losses. Last week Brisbane hosted both Hobart and Dandenong, only to lose by 11-points and 3-points. If they are any chance to contend for playoffs with the season in its latter stages, the winning will have to start now and they will be looking at scalping an in-form Swinburne Cobras outfit.

IT’S U.S AGAINST THEM… It is easy to see that the current win streak has coincided with a significant improvement in the form of U.S. imports Zach Malvik and Garfield Blair. Averaging 18pts and 25pts respectively, the Spartans will have to look at shutting at least one of these two men down for a fighting chance.

The Swinburne Cobras head to Geelong on Friday 13th July with tip-off at 8.00pm before hosting the Brisbane Spartans on Saturday 14th July with tip-off at 8.15pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.