Entering on a two game skid, Brett Spicer’s Women were able to gut out a thrilling win over Bulleen in a defensive slugfest, downing the Boomers, 41-38. Although they struggled mightily to generate any easy baskets, the Cobras defence was exceptional all evening as they held Bulleen to just 24% shooting from the field for the game.

Taylah Black led Kilsyth with eight points and 10 rebounds, while Sarah Haberfield added eight points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals in the win. The victory boosts the Cobras record to 3-4 on the season, keeping them in touch with the Watson Conference’s top-four.

While the Women struggled offensively, Mark Landells Men had no such problems, lighting it up from deep and surpassing the century mark once again as they defeated Hawthorn, 102-63.

Led by stellar performances from Jamie Ahale, Jorden Adnam and Mitch Dielemans, Kilsyth was simply unstoppable on the offensive end, draining 15 three-pointers on 42% shooting as they snapped a three game losing streak. Ahale was sizzling from deep, going 8-14 from beyond the arc en-route to game-highs of 30 points and eight rebounds, while Adnam stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks, and Dielemans added 24 points and four assists in the win.

The Cobras record now stands at 4-3, pulling them within one game of second placed Sandringham.

Both the Men and Women return home on Saturday night for a VYC Doubleheader, with the Women opening the evening against Knox (6pm), followed by the Men against Nunawading (8pm).