All the qualities that sent the Lady Cobras to last years Championship and were evident in their recent seven game win streak seem to have disappeared, and the team could now miss the finals after sitting in the top four for the much of the second half of the season.
The Lady Cobras have become renowned for playing together, playing hard, never giving up and always finding that required basket at the offensive end; none of which have been evident in their last two losses to Knox and now Albury.
Amy Denson (21pts, 11rbds, 4ass) continues to put up impressive numbers but will need to bring her team mates along if the Lady Cobras are going to repeat. No one would ever right off Kilsyth after what they achieved when their backs were against the wall in 2008 but they will now need to win their last two regular season games just to host the qualifying final.
Albury led for the majority of the game and were led by Toni Edmondson (21pts, 12rbds), Lisa Wallbutton (18pts, 9rbds) and Alex Duck (17pts), with Kilsyth unable to contain the Bandits scoring.
The Lady Cobras shot poorly from the field at 31% compared to 38% for Albury and 55% from the free throw line was well below their high standards.
With Clare Papavs out with injury, Hayley Moffatt (20pts, 7rbds) and Sarah Parsons (10pts, 11rbds, 5 ass) supported Denson but scoring 59 just wasn’t enough as the Cobras missed Papavs at the defensive end.
Kilsyth (10-8) remain in 4th position on the ladder but Albury (9-9), Dandenong (9-9) and Nunawading (9-9) are just behind them. Albury and Nunawading both have the split on the Lady Cobras and they play the Rangers in the final week on the season a game that will surely decide the final ladder positions.
The Lady Cobras return home in a must win game against the Frankston Blues this coming Sunday 26 July 2009 at 12.30pm. Get down and support the Lady Cobras at the Clubs Family Day.
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