Despite a steller game from Lady Cobras (4-4) veteran Erica McMenamin (24pts, 5/6 3pt) and an 11 point quarter time lead the Lady Cobras were unable to pick up their 2nd road victory of the season.
Kilsyth got the jump early behind the shooting of McMenamin and Hayley Moffatt (14pts, 8 rbds) but the young Spartans were not to be outdone reeling off a 27-11 2nd term to go into the main break leading by 5.
The physical Spartans outfit rattled the Lady Cobras who coughed up the ball 27 times and lost the points in the paint 28-40.
Clare Papavs and Sarah Parsons both finished with 10pts and 6 rbds but didn’t provide the scoring punch which has become expected in 2008.
Coach Jason Knight was disappointed with the loss, knowing the consequences of lossing to teams below them on the ladder.
“We got the jump on them early then allowed them to beat us up, Erica led from the front but we turned it over to much.”
A major concern for Knight will be the Lady Cobras free throw shooting after they shot 16/28 at just 57% compared with the Spartans 68%.
With Desiree Glaubitz due back for the Lady Cobras over the next few weeks, it could not come at a better time as they try and keep their position in the top 4. With 3 standout and unbeaten teams in the competition the Lady Cobras are currently battling to hold onto 4th position with the improving Knox Raiders, Ballarat Miners and Frankston Blues chasing them down quickly.
The Lady Cobras will again be on the road next week travelling to Albury who continue to improve despite some big losses. Sarah Parsons and Clare Papavs will be called on to provide a bigger impact in this game and get the Lady Cobras back in the top 4.
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