Desiree Glaubitz, in her second game back for the Lady Cobras, put them in the contest but was unable to put a stop to the sizeable Launceston line up. The Tornadoes had five players score in double figures with Nat Hurst (18pts, 11rbds, 9 assists) and Christa Hays (17 pts, 12 rbds) doing the major damage.
The first quarter was a close affair with both teams going basket for basket as Desiree Glaubitz knocked down her trademark transition jumpers. After an early technical on the Lady Cobras bench, Launceston went on a run to close out the half up 18 pts.
Kilsyth put some early pressure on the Tornadoes lead in the 3rd and after a technical from the Launceston bench, the Lady Cobras had all the momentum going into the 4th term down just 6 points.
Clare Papavs (14pts, 6 rbds), Sarah Parsons (10pts, 8 rbds) and Erica McMenamin (10 pts) were the majhor contributors with Glaubitz as the Lady Cobras gave themselves every chance at causing an upset.
Import Jessica Lonon (7 pts and 8 rbds) was solid off the bench but once again it was the Tornadoes size the helped them push on to a 6 point win.
Both teams shot poorly with Kilsyth (35%) slightly trailing Launceston (38%), the major difference was the Lady Cobras free throw shooting at just 65% compared to the Tornadoes 90%. After being outrebound 61-36, Coach Jason Knight will need to get his team re-focused on out rebounding the opposition as they will struggle to win games getting smashed on the boards.
The Lady Cobras are back at home next Sunday as they take on the Frankston Blues in a crucial match to close the gap on Ballarat who are now sitting in 4th place at 5-2.
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