The Lady Cobras returned to the place of their famous Grand Final victory in 2008 and started where they left off. Nunawading went into the game a heavy favourite again but the Lady Cobras had their season on the line and were not going to lie down without a fight.
They battled hard throughout the contest and led by as much as five in the final term before Kristen Veal squared the game away with 24 secs to go. The Lady Cobras had a chance for the win but their shot didn’t drop and they went into overtime.
Lady Cobras star Amy Denson (26pts, 19rbds) hit a potential game winner with 9 secs remaining in overtime, as the Cobras led by two points. Nunawading advanced the ball quickly looking for the final shot after a fumble from Kathleen MacLeod, Zoe Carr regained the ball and through up a shot from behind the arc, the shot went down with 1 sec remaining and the Spectres record the one point win.
Gemma Kerr (11pts, 10rbds) and Clare Papavs (11pts) along with Amy Denson were the best for the Lady Cobras.
After the heartbreaking loss Saturday night, the Lady Cobras were schedule to back up against top of the table Bendigo at home Sunday.
Coach Jason Knight knew the result could have gone two ways. The team could have rued over the result against Nunawading or build on the momentum. The Lady Cobras did just that, they built on their form against Nunawading and showed the League they will be threat in 2009.
Kilsyth jumped out of the blocks and built an early 10 point lead. Amy Denson (27pts, 12 rbds) was again the major threat at the offensive end, continuing her impressive SEABL Season.
Bendigo bounced back towards the end of the quarter closing within two points but Kilsyth again pushed ahead in the 2nd term. Despite 24 first half points from Kelly Wilson (32pts), the Lady Cobras led by 8 at the half.
With both teams on their second game of the weekend, the margin changed only slightly in the 2nd half and Kilsyth were able move onto a 9 point win. The win improves the Lady Cobras to 3-5 on the season with an important trip to Launceston scheduled for next weekend.
Gemma Kerr (18pts, 7rbds), Clare Papavs (15pts) and Sarah Parsons (7pts, 11 ass) worked hard with Amy Denson to lead the way for Kilsyth.
Lady Cobras return home on Saturday 23 May 2009 to take on the Ballarat Lady Miners at 6.15pm.
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