The Kilsyth Cobra VYC Women and Men have each secured postseason berths, with the VYC Finals tipping-off this weekend.
Claire Knight’s Cobra Women clinched the Terrill Conference #4 seed, and will head to Altona to take on the Gators on Saturday night (7.30pm) in an Elimination Final. A win would see the Cobras advance to a road Semi Final on Sunday against either Casey or Keilor (TBD). The Gators won the lone game between the two teams earlier this season in a three point nail-biter, but the Cobras boast the better regular season record in what should be a thrilling win-or-go-home showdown.
Zach Moult’s Cobra Men secured the #2 record in the Watson Conference, earning a first round double chance in the process. The Cobra Men head to Knox to face the rival league-leading Raiders in a road Qualifying Final on Saturday night (8.15pm, Boronia Stadium): with the winner advancing to next week’s Preliminary Finals. A loss would see the Cobras host a home Semi Final on Sunday (1pm). The Raiders – who boast the league’s top overall record – took out the lone matchup in Round 4, but the Cobras enter the postseason having won four of their final five games, setting the stage for another exciting battle between the two bitter rivals.
Veteran wing Ben Ursich has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Ursich was a key contributor to the Cobras once again in 2023, averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, while ranking third on the team in three point makes (30) and percentage (35.3 3FG%). The Maroondah Magic junior
Defensive specialist Sarah Haberfield has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Haberfield was a solid contributor to the Cobras roster in 2023, starting in 20 of 22 regular season games and ranking amongst the team leaders in assists (2.1), steals (1.0) and rebounding (3.3). The SEBC Saints junior recorded a
Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Dielemans enjoyed a strong 2023 NBL1 campaign with the Cobras, averaging a career-high 8.9 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, shooting team-bests of 40.3% from three point range and 80.3% from the foul line. He recoded