The Lady Cobras only loss for the month came at the hands of Nunawading – a one point overtime loss on the siren. With Brisbane next up on the final leg of a three game road trip, Kilsyth will be looking to end May at 7-5 and firmly back in contention to defend their title.
Ballarat came to Kilsyth on Saturday night at 4-5 the same as the Lady Cobras and with Opals Squad member Cayla Francis hitting form, it was expected to be a tough match. Both teams didn’t disappoint with Francis (20pts, 9rbds) and Amy Denson (18pts, 10rbds) both doing whatever it took to get their team the win.
Sarah Parsons (17pts, 13rbds, 8 assists) was back to her best and proved the difference at both ends of the floor frustrating the Lady Miners into 23 turnovers for the game.
Kilsyth were completely in control in the first half building a 13 point lead while forcing 12 turnovers to just 5. Amy Lewis (21pts) tried to keep Ballarat in touch but once again the balanced Lady Cobras line up proved a difficult defensive assignment with Clare Papavs (13pts) and Hayley Moffatt (13pts) both scoring in double figures.
Ballarat did all the could in the second half scoring 46 points but the high scoring Lady Cobras had 41 of their own to win their 5th game on the season.
Looking to keep their win streak alive the Lady Cobras travelled to Sandringham on Sunday to take on the fast improving Sabres who were on a two game win streak off their own.
The Lady Cobras started slowly in the opening term as Mikaela Dombkins (25pts, 8rbds) continued her good form to help the Sabres build a five point quarter time lead.
Sarah Parsons (15pts, 13rbds, 5 assists), continued where she left off Saturday night, and Amy Denson (12pts, 6rbds) helped the Lady Cobras get back into the game in the second quarter outscoring the Sabres 27-19 for the term.
Kilsyth put on the clamps in the third term restricting the Sabres to just nine points to build a ten point lead at the final change. Erica McMenamin (10pts, 5rbds) stepped up in place on injured guard Gemma Kerr hitting two threes for the game.
Kilsyth held on in the final term finishing the game off from the free throw line by going 7/8 in the final quarter to record their 6th win of the season.
The Lady Cobras play Brisbane next Sunday 31 May 2009 at 12.30pm. Get down to the Kilsyth Sports Centre to see the reigning SEABL Women Champions in action.
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