Malvik’s 37pts came at 58% from the field and 8/10 from the free throw line and was a SEABL career high. Despite the high from Malvik, the rest of the squad couldn’t provide the necessary scoring support and defensive stops.
Joe Werner had 17pts and 15 rbds but his impact was limited once again due to foul trouble and the talented AIS line up exploited the Cobras lack of defensive stoppers.
Mitchell Young (20pts) and Jordan Page (18pts) led the AIS to their 6 straight win over the Cobras. Kilsyth have not beaten the AIS since 2005 when Joe Ingles and Andrew Ogilvy were rookies.
Gerard Leonard failed to have the same impact as the previous night against Canberra finishing with just 5pts at 2/10 shooting. Jon Croft battle hard but his 12 pts with 3/6 from behind the arc was not enough.
Kilsyth allowed the students to outscore them in each of the first three quarters and outrebound them 50-32. Kilsyth’s defence and rebounding has been shown up in recent weeks and its now time for the players to make a stand to create stops of the defensive end.
Down by as much as 20pts at times throughout the 3rd and 4th quarter, the Cobras managed to fight back to reduce the margin to 12 but never looked like over running the fresh AIS line up.
Kilsyth have now dropped to 4-9 on the season with a clash against 2nd placed Geelong Saturday night at home pending. Kilsyth defeating Geelong at home last season when their season was on the line and they will another of the same if they are to keep the finals aspirations alive.
Former Cobras Brad Bridgewater will return to the Snakepit for the first time since leaving Kilsyth at the end of last season. Bridgewater has been average 16.5ppg and 7.1rpg in an impressive start to the season for the Supercats. He is just one of the many Geelong highscoring stars Kilsyth will have to stop this coming weekend.
Don’t miss all the action Saturday 17th May at 8.15pm as the Cobras take on Geelong.
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5