Joe Werner led the way with 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Cobras while Glenn Baird had 36 pts and 11rbds for the Gunners.
Kilsyth started well in the first quarter shooting at 50% from the field while hitting 4/7 from behind the arc. The Cobras went into the first change with a 25-21 lead.
The Gunners got themselves into foul trouble in the 2nd term sending the Cobras to the free throw line on seven occassions where they went 12/13 to blow the game open and take a 14 point half time lead.
Gerard Leonard (20pts) and Quincy Henderson (20pts, 8rbds) both found their range from the 3 point line hitting four 3’s a piece for the game and proving a tough defensive assignment for Canberra.
Chris Cameron was quiet in his return with just 11 pts in 24 minutes on the floor but the Cobras managed to extend the lead again in the 3rd quarter hitting 5/9 threes and 7/7 from the free throw line.
Canberra made a late run in the final term pulling themselves within 12 with 2 minutes to play but the Cobras were able to hold on for the 14 point victory.
Kilsyth had their highest scoring game of the season and got some revenge after the Gunners upset the Cobras in 2008.
The Cobras now make the trip up North to take on the Brisbane Spartans following the Lady Cobras contest Saturday Night (25 April 2009).
Brisbane defeated the Cobras back in Round Two by 11 points as Chris Goulding went off from behind the arc. Coach Grant Wallace will be looking for the same balance shown against the Gunners to record the win.
Kilsyth have now moved to 4-3 on the season after winning 3 straight.
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
Our Kilsyth Junior Cobras teams for the 2024 VJBL season have been announced. Congratulations to all of our new and returning Cobras on their selections — and for those who have missed out this season, we hope to see you back next year. See below for our 2024 teams as well as important uniform, registration