Article via heraldsun.com.au

KILSYTH kept its perfect start to the SEABL women’s season intact with a grinding victory over Frankston on Saturday night.

The Cobras, now 5-0, trailed the Blues by eight points at quarter-time, hit the lead, then shared it in the final term before drawing away to win, 64-53.

“We changed up what we were doing defensively,’’ coach Sam Woosnam said.

“It took a bit out of us, in the second quarter, to get the lead at half time. We changed what we were doing in the last five minutes – they didn’t really know how to handle that, and we were able to pull away from them again.

“I was really happy with our defence for three quarters but at the serious end of the season, if we give up leads like that at the start, then we’re not going to be able to get them back.”

Jasmine Gill combined 14 rebounds, 13 points and three assists in a MVP display, Steph Cumming had 13 points, Chantella Perera (12 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals) was important off the bench, and Emily Fryters grabbed 11 rebounds.

“I gave Jas a rebound assignment and told her she had to get 10 plus,’’ Woosnam said.

“We’re a little bit small, so we lack a little bit in that area on the defensive end, and she had 14, so I was really happy with that.

“Channy did a really good job. She had a couple of steals, made a couple of shots, couple of good passes and when we got our defensive game going, that opened up our shooters and Rosie Moult (six points) was able to hit a few shots as well.”

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