The Swinburne Kilsyth lady Cobras returned to Hugh McMenamin Court for the second time this weekend to take on the Launceston Tornadoes and for the second time this weekend they came away with the win, this time by 22 points.
Kilsyth was again without Abby Bishop and Chantella Perera which allowed more valuable minutes for Swinburne Lady Cobras young guns Emily van Poppel and Rebekah O’Donnell. Kilsyth started the game strong jumping out to a nine point lead at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter Launceston pulled back the margin outscoring the Swinburne Lady Cobras 13-11; however Kilsyth still took a seven point lead into half time. Some great play from Hayley Moffatt saw the Swinburne Lady Cobras run away from the Tornadoes with a 21-13 third quarter which meant a 15 point margin at the last break.
Kilsyth ensure that the win was theirs with a 15-8 final quarter to take a 66-44 victory. After dropping two games in a row before this weekend it was vital the girls made the most of the weekend, they now sure up their position the top four.
Hayley Moffatts continued her form from last night’s game with 24 points and seven rebounds, Jordyn O’Shea (9pts, 6rbds) and Eva Afeaki (9pts, 14rbds) were also important.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras now travel to Albury to take on Albury Wodonga next Saturday night June 25; tip-off is at 6:00pm.
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