The Lady Cobras bounced back from their first home loss in 
almost two years last weekend, with a resounding victory over the Hobart Chargers. Maddie Garrick’s SEABL Player of the Week Performance and big games from Angela Beadle and Chantella Perera fuelled a 51 point second half explosion by Kilsyth, helping them move to 5-2 on the season.

After a slow start to 2017, the Canberra Capitals Academyrecorded their first win of the season last weekend, defeating Melbourne at home, 76-73. It’s been the Keely Froling (17.3ppg/9.8rpg/3.5apg) show for Canberra in the early going of the season, with the young forward sitting amongst the league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists.

The Lady Cobras had success on the road against the Capitals in Round 2, defeating Canberra, 73-53, behind Beadle’s 24 point outing and strong games from Perera, Sarah Parsons, and Jordyn O’Shea. With Canberra on the second leg of a weekend doubleheader, the Lady Cobras have a strong chance to make it two-for-two against the Capitals in 2017 and maintain first place in the East Conference standings.

Justin Schueller’s Men snapped a three-game losing streak in spectacular fashion last weekend, outlasting South Conference leaders Hobart in a double overtime thriller to move to 4-4 on the season. Schueller’s lineup adjustments paid dividends, with Gabe Hadley and Josh Kunen coming up huge for the Cobras in extended minutes. With Kilsyth finding additional contributors to support the likes of Chris Patton, Auryn Macmillan, Owen Odigie and Nelson Kirksey, the Cobras now appear to be gelling on both ends of the floor to begin the month of May.

The Gunners are yet to record a win in 2017, with last weekend’s loss to Melbourne dropping them to 0-5 on the season. Although they enter Round 6 winless, Canberra have played teams close in the early going of the season, and possess the talent to explode on the offensive end in a hurry. The towering Ben Allen (20.4ppg/12.4rpg/4.8apg) has carried the Gunners early on, but he now has big time help headed his way with the addition of scoring machine, Roy Booker.

Arguably the league’s best offensive weapon in recent years, Booker has the ability to singlehandedly win ball games, but if the likes of Odigie, Hadley and Alex Vanrenen can slow Booker, and Patton, Macmillan and Desmond Owili can can contain Allen down low, the Cobras have a chance to sweep the season series over Canberra, having defeated them on the road in Round 2. 

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