May has seen some exceptional performances from both players on the court and the coaches on the sidelines.

From the Kilsyth Cobras, Tim Lang has been recognised for his on-court efforts, while his coach Grant Wallace has taken Coach of the Month honours. Mia Newley (Launceston Tornadoes) was the women’s player of the month, with Cheryl Chambers from the Kilsyth Lady Cobras awarded Women’s Coach of the Month.

Across the five matches Kilsyth played in May, the Cobras did not lose a game, with an average winning margin of over 10 points. This was in large thanks to Tim Lang, who averaged 21 points a game from rounds 5 through 8, up from his season average of 16.8. He also improved his field goal percentage from under 47% to 53%, while shooting 70% from the free throw line. Lang averaged two assists, two steals a game and ten rebounds to average a double-double for the month.

The Cobras success included two wins over Hobart as well as a victory over Dandenong that enabled them to leapfrog the Rangers into fourth place in the East Conference. After a shaky start to the season, Grant Wallace has now got his team on track. In his 8th consecutive year at the helm for Kilsyth, Wallace has only missed the playoffs once. With more performances like those in May, he is sure to be a part of the finals once again.

In just her second year with the club, Cheryl Chambers has taken her Kilsyth Lady Cobras to third position on the ladder. Kilsyth were undefeated over a stellar month, including a possibly season defining win over second placed Dandenong. Coach Chambers has been instrumental in installing a defensively oriented style of play, and looks certain to be enjoying her first taste of finals later this year as the Lady Cobras’ head coach.

Congratulations to both players and coaches. 

Kilsyth would like to congratulate Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras Big-Man Tim Lang, Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras Head Coach Grant Wallace and Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras Head Coach Cheryl Chambers.