Coach Jason Knight once again has the team improving as the season builds. The reigning champions were slow starters in 2008 and after a series of injuries this year were slow out of the blocks in 2009.
Now with three wins in their last four matches including a buzzer beater loss to Nunawading the Lady Cobras are fast becoming one of the League’s form teams.
Amy Denson (21.3ppg & 11rpg) has been instant offence for the Lady Cobras all season and is commanding extra attention at the defensive end provided her teammates with open shots.
This extra attention for Denson saw four other Lady Cobras players in double figures asHayley Moffatt (14pts, 9rbds), Clare Papavs (12pts, 10rbds), Sarah Parsons (10pts, 10rbds) and Erica McMenamin (10pts, 5rbds and 5 assists) had two many weapons for the Tornadoes.
There was nothing between the teams for the opening three quarters as Desiree Glaubitz (21pts, 7rbds, 8 assists) and Rhonda Price (19pts, 13rbds) kept Launceston in check.
Denson had 25 points at three quarter time drawing close attention in the final term, her teammates did their job as Kilsyth had one of their best quarters of the season outscoring the Tornadoes 26-19 to take the nine point win.
Kilsyth improve to 4-5 on the season and sit just outside the top four with Nunawading, Albury, Dandenong and Ballarat all contesting with the Lady Cobras for the final three spots in the top six.
Knox, Brisbane and Bendigo look safe for the moment in the top three but Kilsyth take on Ballarat and Sandringham next weekend and should be able to move in the top six and begin challenge in their title defensive.
The Lady Cobras will take on the Ballarat Lady Miners at 6.15pm Saturday 23 May 2009 at the Kilsyth Sports Centre. They will follow up Sunday on the road at Sandringham.
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