Hayley Moffatt (16pts, 6rbds) led the Lady Cobras throughout the match and surprised the Bandits with her off the ball play. Moffatt was well supported by import Amy Denson (14pts, 13rbds) who held another league MVP favourite Lisa Wallbutton to just 6 points for the game.
Kilsyth jumped out early to build a comfortable six point buffer at the first change. As is customary the Lady Cobras dominated the rebounds at both ends of the floor, pulling in 15-8 in the opening term.
Albury struggled with the Lady Cobras stifling defence in the 2nd term managing just 11 points as Kilsyth went into the long break with 14 point lead.
Despite not having an impact on the scoreboard Sarah Parsons (15rbds, 6ass) was putting the stops on another of the Bandits stars in Antonia Edmondson (12pts, 7rbds). Both Edmondson and Wallbutton finished with stats well below their season averages.
Erica Mcmenamin (9pts, 7rbds, 4ass) led well in the absence of Gemma and Tania Kerr and despite her lack of scoring Clare Papavs (6pts, 10rbds) again helped her team at the defensive end.
With the margin out by 19 points at the final change, it looked like being another big win for the Lady Cobras but Albury hit back making Kilsyth work hard for the close eight point win.
Kilsyth continued their dominance of the boards out rebounding Albury 58-35, while both teams shot poorly from the field, it was Kilsyth who were able to benefit from a higher number of free throws.
The Lady Cobras return to the floor next weekend with a road game against Dandenong. Kilsyth will be aiming to win their 7th in a row and continue chasing the league leaders in Brisbane, Bendigo and Knox.
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