After a devastating one point loss last night to Ballarat the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras needed to win today against the highly fancied Nunawading Spectres however they were unable to get over the line going down by 14 points.
The first quarter ebbed and flowed with neither side able to grab the ascendency, however Nunawading made the most of their opportunities and in the final few minutes sped away to a nine point lead. Kilsyth upped the ante in the second to outscore Nunawading by three points to go into half time trailing by just six points.
The third quarter saw Kilsyth outplayed by the Spectres with Nunawading outscoring them 25-13 to take an 18 point lead into the last quarter. With every win vital for the Swinburne Cobras the last quarter saw Kilsyth take it to the Spectres but when Tim Lang was fouled out of the game five minutes in, Nunawading were able to hold off Kilsyth, winning 80-66.
Inaccuracy cost Kilsyth shooting at just 31% FG for the game compared to Nunawading at 44% FG, the loss of Quincy Henderson continued to hurt the Swinburne Cobras, but they will need to ensure that they fill the gap if they want to get over the line next weekend.
Matt O’Hea was the best of the Swinburne Cobras with 21 points; Tim Lang (14pts, 5rbds) and Zach Malvik (10pts) were the other players to reach double figures.
The Swinburne Cobras now face Albury Wondonga next Saturday night in a must win game if they are to stay in the top four.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras now travel to Albury to take on Albury Wodonga next Saturday night June 25; tip-off is at 8:00pm.
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