Lady Cobras (3-2) go into their most important weekend of the season so far as they take on the improved Frankston Blues and a loaded Nunawading Spectres. After defeating the Knox Raiders 83-62 last week the Lady Cobras confidence will be growing as they aim to make it three on the trot first up against Frankston. The Lady Blues are awaiting the return of centre Marita Payne from Europe which will strengthen their campaign to become of the many teams capable of making a top 4 in season 2008.
Coach Jason Knight will be pleased with the contributionso far from rising stars Sarah Parsons and Clare Papavs who combined for 42 points against Knox but will need a stellar display to get over the Blues and then Spectres Sunday. The Spectres will start five WNBL players but could be missing Australia Opal hopeful Jenna O’Hea which will bring the team back to the pack.
A 2-0 weekend will consolidate the Lady Cobras position in the top 4 but a 1-1 weekend is crucial to keeping a gap between those chasing the Cobras 4th place position.
The Season so far…
Lady Cobras def by Launceston 70-76
Lady Cobras def NW Tasmania 91-44
Lady Cobras def by Bendigo 52-63
Lady Cobras def Albury 84-64
Lady Cobras def Knox 83-62
Cobras (2-1) were disappointing in the game against Knox last week in a 21 point lost but have had an early reality check which is sure to motivate them to improve. Zack Malvik, Gerard Leonard and Joe Werner all put up impressive numbers but couldn’t get their teammates in the match as the Knox bench outplayed the Cobras support. With early foul trouble the Cobras bench looked thin in the guard rotations with Jon Croft still to return and Tim Mulhall missing.
Coach Grant Wallace will be looking for an improved performance in a tough two week schedule as the Cobras take on Canberra – Saturday, Frankston – Wednesday and Southern Districts – Away next weekend. The form of both imports and off season recruit Leonard will be pleasing to Wallace but he needs an improved scoring punch from the bench. Adam Jackson and DJ Taylor will look to return with big games over the next weekend to support the big three.
With Jon Croft not to far away from making a return, the Cobras will be keen to go at least 2-1 over the three game stretch and consolidate their place in the South Conference top 4.
The Season so far…
Cobras def Bendigo 111-98
Round 3 Cobras def Albury 110-59
Round 4 Cobras def by Knox 85-106
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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