The Swinburne Lady Cobras recorded their sixth win of the Season in this volatile match up, with both teams exchanging blows.
With Ellie Manou and Erica McMenamin missing from the line up, the short handed Swinburne Lady Cobras once again showed their grit and determination in the win. Alice Kunek (26pts, 11rbds) and Hayley Moffatt (24pts, 5rbds) lead the way in the high scoring affair.
Back from a week at the Australian Opals camp in Canberra, Deanna Smith (21pts, 11rbds, 7ass) showed no signs of fatigue and her stat line could have been even better had she not been forced to sit with foul trouble.
The opening term was low scoring, with neither team able to gain the ascendancy. Kilsyth took a 16-11 lead into the second term and quickly extended the margin to 12 points two minutes in.
Sandringham hit back with Nicole Hunt (23pts) and Renae Camino (13pts, 12rbds) scoring three quick baskets to reduce the margin to six. The Sabres got within two points mid way through the quarter but a Smith long bomb began four consecutive scores for the Swinburne Lady Cobras as Kilsyth extended the margin to 10 at the half.
With the game still in the balance, Kilsyth put their foot down in the third term outscoring the Sabres by 12 to extend the margin beyond 20 points at the final change.
Sandringham fought back early in the fourth term cutting the margin to nine points with four minutes to play but rookie point guard Jordy O’Shea (10pts, 6rbds) hit a three to stablise the Swinburne Lady Cobras.
The Sabres gave all they could in the final minutes with Cayla Francis (19pts, 17rbds) scoring some easy buckets but Kilsyth was just too good regaining top spot on the ladder with an 11 point win.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will take on the Ballarat Lady Miners (5-2) next Sunday 9 May – Mothers Day in another important match up. Ellie Manou will return to the line up for the game with a win ensuring the Swinburne Lady Cobras remain in front of some even teams vying for positions in the top six.
Tip off is scheduled for 12.30pm.
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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).
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