Angela Beadle has earned the SEABL’s most prestigious award following a spectacular debut season.
Beadle was named the SEABL’s Most Valuable Player for 2017 on Sunday at the league’s annual awards event, marking the third consecutive year that a Lady Cobra has won the coveted award.
A rare combination of brut force and finesse down low, Beadle finished second in the league in scoring (21.6ppg), first in free throw percentage (85.8%), eighth in field goal percentage (51.1%), tenth in rebounding (9.4rpg), and first in total offensive rebounds (81), while recording 11 double-doubles over the final 16 games of the season.
Lady Cobras Head Coach Sam Woosnam was thrilled with her centre’s accolade, with Beadle leading Kilsyth to the league’s best regular season record at 18-4.
“It was a wonderful achievement for Angela; she’s been rewarded for the hard work she has put in and her performances week in week out,” Woosnam said.
“She has improved so much since she joined us and I’m very pleased for her to take home the MVP.”
Beadle keeps the league MVP award in-house for the third straight season, with Steph Blicavs (nee Cumming) winning the award in 2015 and 2016.
Lady Cobras guard Chantella Perera almost made it two major award winners for Kilsyth, finishing as runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year voting. It has been a remarkable resurgence in 2017 for Perera, who has produced her best statistical season since 2012. Perera led the Lady Cobras and placed fifth in the league in total steals (38), helping Kilsyth finish the season as the league’s stingiest defence (62.0ppg allowed).
“We have given Chantella some big defensive assignments this year – which is something different for her – but she has done a fantastic job with whatever we have thrown at her,” Woosnam said.
The Lady Cobras have bolstered their front court with the addition of forward/centre Hope Terdich for the 2018 SEABL season. Terdich gives the already impressive Lady Cobras frontcourt some added depth, with the former AIS scholarship holder able to play both the power forward and centre positions. A member of the Dandenong Rangers WNBL
Ben Turner has been awarded a Kilsyth Basketball Life Membership for his outstanding and continued service to our Association and the greater basketball community. Ben has served as a Kilsyth Basketball Director since 2011 and the Secretary of the K&MDBA since 2008, and is currently the Director of Sports Partnerships at Genius Sports. He joined Genius Sports (formally SportingPulse) in April 2011,
All Domestic Games across our Kilsyth, Lilydale and Oxley Stadiums will run as scheduled on Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3. Please continue to check-in on our website and social media for any changes over the weekend. We thank you all for your cooperation and ask that you please drive safe out on the roads!