Tonight sees the Workforcexs Lady Cobras (6-4) take on the Frankston Lady Blues (7-4) and the Workforcexs Cobras (6-4) take on the Frankston Blues (4-7) on Hugh McMenamin Court at Kilsyth Sports Centre.
The last time the Workforcexs Lady Cobras took on the Frankston Lady Blues they enjoyed a comfortable 19 point win. However on the back of a disappointing display last week against Dandenong (55-81), the Workforcexs Lady Cobras will need to ensure that they bring their ‘A’ game to defeat a Frankston side who easily overcame Ballarat last Saturday night.
Last week in their loss to Dandenong, Kilsyth failed to capitalize on their opportunities having 16 more shots from the field than the Lady Rangers but due to shooting at 33% FG accuracy and only having one of nine threes drop, could not buy a basket. Kate Caulfield (11pts, 5rbds) and Brittany Renton (10pts) top scored for the Workforcexs Lady Cobras nobody could the Lady Rangers Bridget Deery who came away with 26 points for the game.
As is becoming an all too familiar pattern if Sam Drescher does not play well, Kilsyth struggles to come away with the win. Drescher has been outstanding this season averaging 14.9ppg, 11.4rpg and 1.6apg, with her only downfall being consistency. To defeat Frankston, Kilsyth need to ensure they have more options to the basket
Head Coach Ed Dunstan was not happy with his team’s performance against Dandenong and will be keen for his girls to come out and prove that they belong in play-off contention.
The Workforcexs Lady Cobras tip off at 6:15pm against the Frankston Lady Blues on Hugh McMenamin Court.
The Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras were again disappointing last weekend dropping their second match in a row to the Dandenong Rangers, 78-58.
Head Coach Rod Popp was not impressed by his sides performance and will have worked them hard on the training track to make sure that they come out tonight with their minds clearly on the job at hand. If Kilsyth wish to stay in top two contention, they need to beat Frankston tonight, which will be no easy task.
It was round five when these two sides last met and the game went into overtime, with Kilsyth finding that little bit extra to come out four point winners, 86-82. Will Sinclair top scored for the Workforcexs Cobras in that game with 23, however he is in Europe with the Australian Under 19 Emus, and this means that the performance of Stephen O’Brien who is back from college in America will become that much more important. O’Brien (14pts) was Kilsyth’s best in their loss to Dandenong last week.
Tonight’s game will be a tough affair and if Kilsyth manage to play at their best they should overcome the Blues.
The Workforcexs Cobras tip off at 8:15pm against the Frankston Blues on Hugh McMenamin Court.
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