With their season on the line, Kilsyth got the jump on Ballarat in the opening term. Alice Kunek (13pts, 6rbds) had nine points and Deanna Smith (14pts, 7rbds) has six as the Swinburne Lady Cobras built a 21-16 lead after the first quarter.
Rachel Jarry (27pts, 18rbds) led the Ballarat fight back in the second term, with the Lady Miners also fighting to keep their season alive. Kilsyth managed to hold onto the lead at the half time break by just a single point.
Despite back to back three’s from Gemma Kerr (12pts) Ballarat made all running in the third term, outscoring the Swinburne Lady Cobras 22-9 to build a 12 point lead at the final change.
Kilsyth fought hard in the final term but were unable to get closer than nine points. Ballarat iced the game and their finals berth down the stretch extending the final margin to 18 points.
The major difference in the game was the shooting percentage from the field, Ballarat shot at 39% compared to just 29% from Kilsyth.
Kilsyth will now enter the off-season early despite winning 14 of 22 games. Head Coach Cheryl Chambers has agreed to a contract extension for the 2011 Season and will look to build upon the teams efforts in 2010.
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