The Lady Cobras only shinning light was import Amy Denson (23pts, 19rbds) as the Launceston Tornadoes won their first game of the season 67-62. The result was even more disappointing for Kilsyth as the Tornadoes played the night before in Brisbane and only flew into Melbourne on the the morning of the game.
Myra Donkin (36pts, 7rbds, 6/9 3 point) starred for Launceston as the Lady Cobras struggled to defend her from behind the arc.
Shooting at just 27% from the field and 8% from behind the 3 point line the Lady Cobras will need to improve their shooting in coming weeks if they are going to challenge for their Title in 2009.
After unveiling the 2008 Championship banner before the game the Lady Cobras struggled to find their rhythm and will be looking forward to the return of Clare Papavs from injury in the coming weeks.
Kilsyth now have a two week break before travelling to Brisbane to take on the Spartans on Saturday 25 April. The Lady Cobras next home game is Saturday 2 May against Sandringham.
The Cobras took on the reigning Champion Hobart Chargers in the second match Sunday going down 101-92.
Despite another standout performance from Chris Cameron (29pts, 9/12 FG) Kilsyth struggled against the Chargers.
Anthony Stewart (30pts) and Mark Banovic (27pts, 8 assists) again tore the Cobras apart. Stewart was the difference in the game going 17/18 from the free throw line. Kilsyth as a team could only manage 14/27 at 51%.
Joe Werner (15pts, 10rbds), Quincy Henderson (11pts, 9 rbds) and Gerard Leonard (2pts, 6 assists, fouled out) all played below expectations and must improve for the Cobras to win important games over the next fortnight.
Kilsyth travel to Albury this weekend before returning home for their Big Wednesday clash with Nunawading on April 15. The Cobras return to the road on the 24th and 25th April taking on Canberra and Brisbane.
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