In D-league action this weekend Saturday night saw both the Workforcexs Lady Cobras and the Workforcexs Cobras had wins over Bendigo in Bendigo; however the Workforcexs Lady Cobras had to front up again Sunday afternoon to take on competition leader Knox at home where they were outclassed by 24 points in a high scoring contest.
The Workforcexs Lady Cobras started the weekend with an 11 point win over the Bendigo Lady, the first quarter saw Kilsyth take a slender two point lead into the first change and they then extended their lead to 10 at half time after a 21-13 quarter.
Bendigo Lady Braves cut back the margin after a good third quarter, with the Workforcexs Lady Cobras only seven points up with one quarter to go. The last quarter however Kilsyth made sure that they came away with the win extending their lead by four points to come away 71-60 winners.
Sam Drescher (20pts, 10rbds) was the best with a double-double, Brittany Renton (17pts, 8rbds) and Jenna Verhoef Jenkins (11pts) were the other players to reach double figures.
Sunday afternoon however did not play out the same way with Knox defeating Kilsyth for the third time this season. The Workforcexs Lady Cobras managed to stay in touch during the first half trailing by just seven points at the first break then nine at half time.
However the Knox Lady Raiders blew Kilsyth out of the water during the third quarter 27-14 to take a 22 point lead going into the last quarter. Though the Workforcexs Lady Cobras battled hard in the last they could not cut back the margin, going down in a high scoring contest 99-75.
The Workforcexs Cobras came away with a 20 point win on Saturday night over the Bendigo Braves, in what was a four quarter effort. The game was set up on the back of a 19-7 first quarter and Kilsyth maintained the lead for the rest of the game.
The third quarter was hotly contested with the quarter all tied up but it meant the Kilsyth took a 15 point lead into the final quarter and that was all she wrote with the Workforcexs Cobras taking the game 62-42.
Zach Taulien (16pts, 6rbds), Will Sinclair (14pts, 6rbds) were the top scores for the match and were well supported by Adam Knott (8pts, 11rbds) and Aaron Reinbott (8pts, 6rbds).
The Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras face Nunawading at Nunawading Basketball Stadium next Saturday June 25. Workforcexs Kilsyth Lady Cobra’s tip-off at 6:30pm and the Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras tip-off at 8:00pm.
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
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