Tim Lang (23pts, 17rbds) announced himself onto the league with the best game of his short SEABL Career. Currently in his rookie season with the Cobras, Lang spent the past four years at Stetson University in the US.
Lang was supported by his front court team mate Joe Werner (23pts, 15rbds) who again was the Cobras main threat after a disappointing game against Frankston last week.
The opening term was a high scoring affair which was concerning for the Cobras who have been one of the League’s best defensive teams in the second half of the season. Geelong led 28-27 at the first break with Coach Grant Wallace reinforcing the need for defensive stops at the break.
The Cobras responded at both ends of the floor in the second term with one of their best quarters of the year. Kilsyth outscored the Supercats 32-16 to take a 15 point lead into the long break.
Quincy Henderson (13pts, 8rbds), Gerard Leonard (12pts) and Michael Wheeler (10pts, 7rbds, 4ass, 4 stl) all found weaknesses in the Geelong zone defence and put the stops on their players at the other end.
Clifton Lee (20pts, 14rbds) and Ismail Muhammad (18pts, 13rbds) were the best for Geelong but their inability to restrict the Cobras bfront court was evident in the 3rd as the lead pushed past 20 points.
Nathan Herbert (13pts) tried to pull back the margin towards the end of the quarter. But with the margin at 16 and after giving up just 17 points for the 3rd term the game looked a surety for Kilsyth.
Geelong had other ideas in the 4th cutting the Kilsyth lead to just four with three minutes remaining. The Cobras couldn’t let another game slip after leading most of the game – check in Michael Wheeler. Wheeler scored five points in the final three minute while dishing out an assist to Werner with a minute remaining to extend the margin back to nine.
Kilsyth held on for the impressive road win over the Supercats and improved to 12-12 on the season to remain clear in third position above Bendigo (11-14) and just behind Knox (13-12) who defeated Ballarat to stay a half game clear in 2nd.
The Cobras return home this Sunday 26 July 2009 to take on the AIS at 2.30pm. The Cobras invite all families to come along to the game and celebrate a family day at the Club.
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