Game of The Week – Kilsyth Cobras v Frankston Blues
Saturday 14th April- 6:00pm @ Kilsyth Sports Centre
The favourites for many heading into this season, Kilsyth added fuel to those predictions after Round 1 as they cruised through the opening weekend with two road victories and Frankston now face a tough ask after they dropped their season opener to Albury/Wodonga.
The Cobras did not lose a quarter against Hobart or Launceston, beating the Chargers by 37 before using a 29-11 final term to run away from the Tornadoes for a 23-point win. They did all that without two of their starters in Steph Blicavs or Jasmine Gill which will send shivers down the spines of the rest of the competition when they get to full strength.
Reigning MVP Angela Beadle had a quiet start to the season as she finds her feet back in the league but Chelsea D’Angelo and the evergreen Sarah Parsons starred, both earning a spot in the Round 1 Team of the Week while combining to shoot 14-23 (61%) from deep.
Taylor Lee and Rosie Moult notched double-figures in scoring in one game each while Hope Terdich made a seamless return to the competition, averaging 16.5 points and 12.5 rebounds off the bench while totaling an incredible 15 offensive rebounds across the two contests.
Frankston were completely out-rebounded by the Bandits last weekend which does not bode well for their hopes on Saturday night. Emma Nankervis and Milica Ivanov will be tasked with keeping Beadle, Terdich and Parsons off the glass while they will also need Lana Hollingsworth to produce a similar performance to last round when she recorded 17 points.
The Blues have a limited roster though which will further hamper their chances of getting on the winners list against the early Championship front-runners.
Round 2 Notables:
– Launceston and Hobart renew their rivalry on Saturday night as they meet for the Mitchell-Greenwood Trophy while the Tornadoes will also raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Cancer Council with their Pink Round.
– Kathleen Scheer and Brittany Smart will make their debuts for the Chargers in time for the big match-up.
– Alongside Kilsyth, Nunawading are the other team at 2-0 after they defeated the CoE and Melbourne and they now get set for a clash with Diamond Valley on Saturday night.
– A busy start to their debut season, the Eagles will play four games in eight days when they take on Canberra and the Spectres this weekend following a Round 1 double-header.
– Ballarat, Frankston and Albury/Wodonga also face two games on the road in Round 2 with the Rush and Bandits looking to start a winning streak after finding success last weekend.
See the full fixture for the women in Round 2 via the SEABL website here.