Kilsyth Lady Cobras SARAH PARSONS have been named the inaugural SEABL Defensive Player of the Year.
Sarah Parsons has played the entire season as an undersized forward, giving up centimetres to opponents’ on a weekly basis, but continues to torment her opposition with her tenacious defence. Parsons finished second in steals with 2.8 per game and was also ranked ninth (6.2 per game) in defensive rebounds. Sarah received 11 votes for the season to win the award ahead of NW Tasmania Thunders’ Emily Fryters and Ballarat Lady Miners Lynly Doherty.
After winning the Australian Youth Player award in season 2007, Sarah has improved her game further this year and helped her team finish fourth with a 15-9 regular season record. Parsons showed her defensive skills last week in the SEABL first semi final, containing Launceston Import Crista Hays to 12pts and 7rebs, all well below her regular season average.
Kilsyth Cobras SEABL Statistical Top 10
9th Points – Clare Papavs 16.38 per game 1st Free throw percentage – Desiree Glaubitz 84% 4th Offensive Rebounds – Sarah Parsons 4.05 per game 9th Defensive Rebounds – Sarah Parsons 6.18 per game 7th Total Rebounds – Sarah Parsons 10.23 per game 2nd Assists – Sarah Parsons 5.09 per game 3rd Assists – Desiree Glaubitz 5.00 per game 6th Assists – Erica McMenamin 3.75 per game 2nd Steal – Sarah Parsons 2.82 per game
1st Sarah Parsons 4.95 3rd Desiree Glaubitz 3.87 10th Erica McMenamin 1.71
8th Points – Zach Malvik 21.14 per game 9th Points – Joe Werner 20.92 per game 5th Field Goal Percentage – Joe Werner 54.9% 10th Field Goal Percentage – Adam Jackson 48.1% 2nd Offensive Rebounds – Joe Werner 4.35 per game 10th Offensive Rebounds – Paul Burgess 2.96 per game 1st Defensive Rebounds – Joe Werner 10.19 per game 1st Total Rebounds – Joe Werner 14.54 per game 5th Assists – Jon Lee 4.17 per game 6th Steals – Jon Lee 1.3 per game 8th Steals – Joe Werner 1.27 per game 10th Steals – Gerard Leonard 1.24 per game 5th Turnovers – Zach Malvik 4.14 per game
4th Jon Lee 2.78 10th Gerard Leonard 2.08
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
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