The VYC Cobra Women and Men have continued their strong starts to the Big-V season, each recording huge road wins over the Keilor Thunder on Sunday.


Claire Knight’s Women recorded their second consecutive blowout victory, riding a stellar performance from rising star Nikita Young to move to 3-0 on the new season. The Cobras were on fire from the get-go, racing out to a 49-36 halftime lead before pouring it on in the second half as they cruised to a 107-79 victory.


Young led the Cobras with a monster stat line, recording game-highs of 27 points, 14 rebounds and six steals, and adding four assists in the process. Sarah Haberfield added 16 points, Bella Clark continued her hot start to the season with 11 points and three assists, and Georgia Booth chipped in with five assists and three steals in the win.

The Cobra Women will look to make it four straight wins when they play host to the Hawthorn Magic on Sunday at 12pm.


Zach Moult’s Cobra Men moved to 2-1 on the year with a big win of their own, riding a blistering first half performance en-route to an 89-62 win over the Thunder.


The Cobras exploded out of the gates on Sunday, starting the game on a 15-2 run as they held Keilor to just 1-8 shooting and six turnovers in the first five minutes of the game. The Thunder would claw their way back early in the second period, but the Cobras would lock in on the defensive end once again, closing the half on a 22-5 run to the game out of reach by halftime.


Ben Bara led a well-balanced Cobras team with 19 points on six three pointers, Hamish MacDonald built on a big opening weekend with 17 points (8-9 FG) and three steals, Brad Heywood recorded an 11-point, 11-rebound, four-assist double-double, Lachie Vandervorm added 11 points and seven rebounds, Roberto La Morticella chipped-in with nine points, and Tony Marchese and Dyson Sumsion distributed four assists each in the win.


The Cobra Men return home this Sunday when they take on the rival Nunawading Spectres at 2pm.