The Lady Cobras continued their red-hot start to the 2018 SEABL season, riding huge games from Angela Beadle and Chelsea D’Angelo to defeat Frankston, 78-54.
Despite trailing by 11 points at quarter time, the Lady Cobras erupted over the next 20 minutes of play, outscoring the Blues, 50-21, during the second and third periods as they moved to 3-0 on the season – and made it three straight 20+ point victories in the process.
Kilsyth’s dominance was thanks large in part to Beadle and D’Angelo, with the reigning MVP proving too much for Frankston to handle down low as she recorded a 21-point, 13-rebound double-double, while D’Angelo tormented her former team to the tune of 23 points and a game-high seven assists. The pair displayed a strong chemistry all night long, with D’Angelo finding Beadle for several baskets on some beautiful passes.
Beadle’s fellow frontcourt bruiser, Hope Terdich, was again effective, recording 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench before exiting the game early in the fourth quarter with a bloodied face — suffered during a battle for rebounding positioning. Captain Sarah Parsons was up to her usual tricks, adding 12 rebounds and five assists; point guard Taylor Lee started strong to finish with eight points and three assists; and Rosie Moult, Allison Downie and Jenna Verhoef-Jenkins were influential on the defensive end as they helped Kilsyth hold the Blues to just 17 second-half points.
Despite suiting just eight players for the third straight game, the Lady Cobras again had no issues dominating both ends of the floor as they continued their trend of early-season blowouts. After three games, coach Sam Woosnam’s team boasts an average winning-bargain of 28 points per contest to sit atop the league standings.
The Lady Cobras will look to continue their incredible start on Saturday night when they play host to the Melbourne Tigers at 6.00pm, with the Cobra Men to follow at 8pm.
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