Fuelled by the return of Rosie Moult, and dominant performances by Angela Beadle and Sarah Parsons, the Lady Cobras recorded their 10th consecutive victory on Sunday with a 76-67 win over Albury-Wodonga.


Playing her first minutes since rupturing her achilles on August 13, 2016, Moult didn’t miss a beat on Sunday, draining three 3-pointers as she scored 13 points in just 18 minutes off the bench. Lady Cobras Head Coach Sam Woosnam was thrilled to have her sharpshooting forward back on court, and sees Moult as a key piece to their championship contending roster.


“To have Rosie back and knocking down shots was a happy sight for everyone,” Woosnam said.


“She is such a valuable and important piece to our team and our hopes of winning a championship, so to have her back is a big plus for us.”


“She performed well and will get better and better now that first game is out of the way.”


While Moult was impressive in her return to the hardwood, it was a fellow reserve who stole the show, as Sarah Parsons  dominated Sunday’s game with a remarkable passing performance. Parsons recorded an incredible 15 assists – the most in a player in any SEABL game this season – as she shredded the Bandits zone from the high post to set up a myriad of easy baskets for Moult, Beadle, Jordyn O’Shea and Chantella Perera.


“Sarah’s passing was amazing; to record 15 assists is pretty remarkable.” Woosnam said.


“She would be close to the best in the league at picking apart zones and finding people wide open.”


Parsons’ passing showcase led an overall outstanding passing day by the Lady Cobras, with 27 of Kilsyth’s 29 field goals coming off assists. Many of those led to scores by Beadle, who finished with game-highs of 28 points and four blocks, while adding 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. O’Shea came up big in the final quarter of play, scoring eight of her 15 points during crunch time while adding five rebounds and three assists, and Perera chipped-in with eight points, seven rebounds and four assists in the victory.


The win was the Lady Cobras tenth in as many games, pushing their record to a league-best 14-2 on the season. And although she is pleased with another win to keep the team’s remarkable hot streak alive, Woosnam is wary of what’s ahead for the Lady Cobras, as they get set to embark on a difficult Round 14 doubleheader weekend. Kilsyth plays host to the Launceston Tornadoes on Saturday night in a rematch of last year’s South Conference Championship Game, before travelling to Geelong to take on the Supercats – winners in ten of their past eleven games – on Sunday.


“It was great to get another win and make it ten in a row,” Woosnam said.


“Although it was a little ugly at times it’s always good to be able to play below standard and still come away with the win.”


“We have our toughest double header this weekend with Launceston and Geelong though; both are quality teams and we are looking forward to two very tough games.”


The Lady Cobras take on the Tornadoes at home on Saturday night, with tip-off scheduled for 6.00pm. The Men will follow as they aim for their fourth consecutive win, hosting the NW Tasmania Thunder at 8.00pm.