After a less than expected effort in Brisbane last week the Lady Cobras have fought their way back into the SEABL top 4 with a convincing win.

Clare Papavs continued her impressive form, which saw her awarded a place in the Leagues Team of the M for March earlier this week, as she put down 25 points including 5/9 from behind the arc.  Playing just over 26 minutes due to fouling out, Papavs also pulled in 7 rebounds to go with her 4 assists.

It was one-way traffic for most of the game as the more experienced and polished Lady Cobras showed their skill against the winless Bandits.  Kilsyth pushed the ball hard in the first quarter and shot at a high percentage putting up 36 points to Albury’s 22.  The Lady Bandits battled hard in the second term, making Kilsyth fight for every basket and were able to reduce the margin to 13 at the half but that was as close as they got.

Sarah Parsons (19 points, 13rbds, 4 assists) came out after the break and took it right at Albury as the Lady Cobras put the game beyond doubt with a 26-14 3rd quarter.  Import Jessica Lonon (17pts) also got in the act, as she continues to settle into the SEABL, she finished with her career high in points.

The remaining Lady Cobras line up got into the action in the 4th as the Cobras raced away to a 37 point victory. Gemma Kerr hit 14 pts, Hayley Moffat 11 pts, Tiffany Hodgson 9 pts and Brooke Nisi 8pts for Kilsyth.  The return of Hodgson from injury has been a major plus for the Lady Cobras who were without youngster Caitlin Mulhall after she injured her wrist against Southern Districts last weekend.

Coach Jason Knight continues to preach to his players about execution and finishing plays with a score and the Lady Cobras did just that as they shot at 46% from the field and 47% from three point range.  With their high pressure defence Kilsyth were able to force 24 Bandit turnovers and will be looking forward to taking on Albury again next Saturday night at Kilsyth.

The Lady Cobras will prepare for Albury once again week and will have played them three times in the first six weeks of the season after next weekend.  Kilsyth will be looking to make it a clean sweep against the Bandits and move two games over .500.  With Desiree Glaubitz a possibility of returning for the Lady Cobras, it could be just another handful for Albury.

Glaubitz’s and her Italian team Acer Priolo are playing overnight in game 3 of the Serie A1 playoffs.  A loss for her team in will see her return for the game next week.

Kilsyth tips off against Albury Saturday 19th April at 6.15pm.  For all your Lady Cobras news, results and stats visit