A great team effort, led by Deanna Smith (26pts, 15rbds, 6ass) helped the Swinburne Lady Cobras to their 12th win of the season.
Gemma Kerr (18pts), Ellie Manou (14pts, 12rbds) and Hayley Moffatt (14pts) all supported Smith to help Kilsyth to the early lead in the Battle for the Ashes.
The opening term was a tough low scoring affair. Knox jumped out to an early nine point lead but Kilsyth quickly reeled back the margin and took a 14-13 lead into the second term.
The scoring opened up in the second quarter, and it was the Swinburne Lady Cobras who gained the early ascendancy. Kilsyth raced to a seven point lead but not to be out done, Amy Denson (19pts, 7rbds) and Odette Andrews (19pts) helped settle the ship for Knox.
The Raiders went on a 12-0 run and to put Kilsyth on the back foot. Some late free throws by Smith and a score on the final possession of the half allowed Kilsyth to take a one point lead and the momentum into the second half.
The third quarter was to prove the difference with Kilsyth able to take their momentum from the first half and outscore the Raiders 27-18, taking a 10 point lead into the final term.
Both teams scored freely in the final term with the margin swelling out to as many as 15 points. Knox managed to get back to within eight points with two minutes remaining but Kilsyth iced the game from the free throw line.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras returned to the early season form on the boards winning the rebound count 43-35 while they shot an impressive 85% from the free throw line.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will now travel to Brisbane next Saturday 10 July, 2010 to take on the 4th placed Spartans. A win would almost guarantee a top three finish.
Congratulations to the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras in winning the 2010 Ashes Trophy.
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