The Kilsyth Cobra Under 14-1 Boys have wrapped up their 2018 Australian Club Championships campaign with 12th place finish in the nation.
The Cobras came agonisingly close to securing a top-eight finish, but a thrilling mid-week loss to eventual sixth-placed Warrnambool proved costly, dropping Kilsyth out of quarter final contention. The tight loss to Warrnambool was one of four single-digit defeats that the Cobras suffered at the Championships, with coach Brad Hauer and co. fighting valiantly all week long against the odds.
Securing a wildcard bid as the host association, the Cobras entered the tournament with low expectations, having competed in Victorian Championship Reserve (VC Reserve) during the 2018 MUVJBL season. But despite their relative inexperience, missing three players for the duration of the tournament and facing with severe size disadvantage for the entirely of the championships, the Cobras hung tough throughout, displaying an unmatched grit and toughness which ultimately led to a top-twelve finish in the nation.
The NBL1 Cobra Men have fallen to Diamond Valley in heartbreaking fashion, losing 90-98 to the Eagles on Retro Night. For the second consecutive week, the Cobras found themselves on the wrong end of a big crunch time surge, surrendering a 15-2 run to the Eagles over the final five minutes of the game.
via Roy Ward, NBL1.com.au Kilsyth Cobras coach Sam Woosnam needed to make adjustments more than her players did. 📺: @KilsythCobras 🆚 @DVBasketball Womens Highlights #NBL1 pic.twitter.com/VOSztiOMX1 — NBL1 (@NBL1HQ) May 18, 2019 Just weeks before the NBL1 season, the team received happy news that WNBL guard Steph Blicavs was pregnant and wouldn’t be playing.
The NWBL Cobras have opened their 2019 regular season campaign with a 2-2 split during their four game weekend in Brisbane. Despite heading up north shorthanded to start the season, the Cobras were able to record a pair of impressive wins over the Red Dust Heelers and West Adelaide Thunder. Without veteran Sean