A huge congratulations to Swinburne Kilsyth Cobra Head Coach, Grant Wallace and Kilsyth D-League player Jayden Walsh on their win in Canberra.
The VIC Metro U20 Men defeated South Australia 67-58. See below for the story courtesy of Basketball Australia.
VICs sweep U20 & Ivor Burge AJC for second year running
Victorian basketball continues to be a dominant force at the U20 and Ivor Burge Australian Junior championship, with the VICs taking a a clean sweep of all competitions this year, as they did in 2011.
The U20 VIC Metro Men’s team sealed Gold with a 67-58 win over SA on Saturday.
SA were the stronger of the two sides in the first half, jumping the VICs in the first term to take a 21-13 lead at the first break. They extended their lead in the second term, stretching the lead to 10 points at the half.
But the points dried up for South Australia after half time, the SA side unable to score in the third, connecting on just 2 of 18 field goal attempts for five points, while Victoria were able to add 16 to take a one-point lead into the final quarter. Things improved for SA in the fourth, but VIC Metro had all the momentum and ran away with the nine point win.
For VIC Metro, Taylor Dyson top-scored with 19 points, Anthony Fisher finished with 14 points.
For South Australia, Majok Deng finished with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Codey Ellison added 13 points for the game.
Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras Head Coach Grant Wallace is caoching the VIC Metro U20 men, who are currently undefeated. Kilsyth Cobra D-League Player Jayden Walsh is currently averaging 4.7pts. 1ass and 4.7rbds per game.
Below is the wrap up from round 1 and 2 courtesy of the Basketball Australia Website.
VIC U20 Men def. ACT U20 Men Victoria put a beat down on ACT winning by a final score of 91-53. Although they were down 3 at the start of the second term Victoria put on a clinic in the second term winning 29-4. Victoria won in team fashion as four players scored at least 15 points led by Taylor Dyson with 19. Lucas Barker had a nice all-around day with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals. ACT’s Dylan Simpson was the only player to score in double digits with 11
VIC U20 Men def. SA U20 Men Victoria defeated South Australia 55-43. Lucas Barker led the way for Victoria with 10 points. Anthony Fisher and Owen Odigie each had 8 points and 9 rebounds. For South Australia, Codey Ellison had 10 points and 7 rebounds, Lukass Blicavs had 9 points and 9 rebounds, and Majok Deng had 8 points and 8 rebounds. South Australia was held to shooting only 23.7% from the field.
The VIC Metro U20 Men played today defeating NZ U20 Men 110-55.
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