Deanna Smith kept up her scoring average finishing with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the Swinburne Lady Cobras but it was her efforts at the defensive end the made the difference.
Frankston’s star and Kilsyth’s key defensive match up Mikaela Dombkins fouled out in 24 minutes with just 7 points and 10 turnovers which allowed the Swinburne Lady Cobras to push on to a big win.
In a high scoring first quarter both teams found the hole on numerous occasions, with the defensive intensity lacking for both teams, Kilsyth managed to outscore the Lady Blues and lead 23-17 at the first change.
Jessica McCormack (13pts) was the main threat for Frankston and proved a handful for Kilsyth’s defence but a concerted team effort managed to hold the Lady Blues to just six points in the second term. Despite the excellent defence, Kilsyth were only able to score nine points of their own extending the margin to nine at the half.
Alice Kunek (17pts and 7 rebounds), Ellie Manou (13pts, 11rbds) and Gemma Kerr (13pts) all light up for the Swinburne Lady Cobras in the third term as they showed the Lady Blues a new tempo.
Kilsyth outscored Frankston 35-9 for the quarter to blow the game wide open. Head Coach Cheryl Chambers shared the court time in the final quarter and despite Frankston outscoring Kilsyth 16-13 for the term the result was never in doubt.
Kilsyth move to 4-0 on the Season and have set up a potential game of the week on the road against Bendigo next weekend.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras return home on Saturday 1 May 2010 to face the Sandringham Sabres at 6.15pm.
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