The Lady Cobras won through to the ACC Semi Final after easily defeating the Nth Adelaide Rockets 85-55 in last weekend’s quarter final at home. Despite not playing their best, the more talented Kilsyth side accounted for the Rockets with ease. Hayley Moffatt returned to form, after a quiet SEABL finals series, with 19pts and Sarah Parsons finished with the impressive 16pts, 11rbds, 8 assists & 6 steals stat line.
Kilsyth have two National Titles in 1998 and 2002, with captain Erica McMenamin a member of the later. After finishing runners up in 2003, the next five years brought minimal success for the Lady Cobras but 2008 has become the year of the Cobra. After finishing fourth with a 15-9 record, Kilsyth went on an impressive SEABL finals run defeating Launceston, Bendigo and Nunawading all on the road to take away the Championship.
After MVP performances throughout the finals series Clare Papavs and Desiree Glaubitz were quiet against Nth Adelaide and will need to be at their best to defeat Townsville on Saturday.
The Townsville Flames have blitzed their way through the QABL Grand Final, collecting back-to-back State Championships and a massive 92-46 win. The Flames raced away to a 21-7 lead at the first break, with Smith exerting her dominance early to have the Pirates on the back-foot from tip-off. This speed continued all game with the Flames dominating the first three-quarters to create a margin that was too much of a challenge for the Pirates to rain in, before switching over to cruise mode in the final quarter. The Pirates poor percentages from both the field (29.5%) and line (33.3%) kept them from really taking a chunk out of the defending National Champ’s.
Following the QABL Championship, Townsville easily accounted for Waratah League Runner up Bankstown 95-50. WNBL players Rachael Flanagan, Cherie Smith and Kirby Dalgleish have been the major scorers for the Flames and will be the main defensive focus for the Lady Cobras.
Whoever comes out on top in this game will take on the winner of the Hume City-Sydney Semi Final Sunday at 12.00pm.
For tickets to the Lady Cobras ACC Semi Final, Saturday 30th August call 9927 6666 or buy them at the door.
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