The Kilsyth Workforcexs Cobras sent the Frankston Blues back down Eastlink empty handed on Saturday night with double-header victories in the Crazy Johns SEABL D-League.
A stunning second quarter gave the Kilsyth Workforcexs Lady Cobras the edge on Saturday night, edging out the Frankston Lady Blues 56 – 53. Kilsyth got off to a slow start in this game, the girls entering the first break down by six points 10 – 16.
The Kilsyth Workforcexs Lady Cobras took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second, scoring 20 points to Frankston’s 10, with Kilsyth forward Sam Drescher (23pts, 15rbds) draining 10 of her 23 points.
They were able to get off to a quick start hitting nine points in the first five minutes of that second quarter, then backing up that effort with 11 points in the last five minutes. The Kilsyth Workforcexs Lady Cobras hit the change rooms with a four-point lead at the half.
A tightly contested third saw a tug of war between the two teams, with Frankston trying their hardest to regain the lead they had in the first, but to no avail. The Workforcexs Lady Cobras had an answer to everything Frankston dished out; keeping their four-point lead going into the last period of play.
Much like the third, Frankston came at Kilsyth bridging the gap and tying the game up at 49 a piece with five minutes left on the clock, and only a minute later they were able to regain the lead. But handy baskets in the dying minutes from Sam Drescher and Kodie Kroussaratis gave the Workforcexs Lady Cobras a one-point lead, with Sam Drescher hitting two clutch free throws late to extend the win to three-points.
The Kilsyth Workforcexs Cobras ended up victorious in a hard fought game against the Frankston Blues follow the women’s win, with the men able to close out the game strongly for the 65 – 57 win. The first quarter was tightly contested with both teams taking turns at leading the game; with Frankston able to hold on to finish the first with a one-point lead 16 – 17.
The Workforcexs Cobras were able to take that from the Blues in the second, equalling their first quarter efforts with another 16 points, and headed into the major break with a four-point lead 32 – 28. The third period was a low scoring encounter with both teams shooting poorly (Kilsyth 11%, Frankston 33%). However Kilsyth were able to hold on to a one-point lead to start the fourth quarter.
A high-scoring, dynamic last quarter set the Kilsyth Workforcexs Cobras up for the eight-point win. Halfway through the last Kilsyth had pounded on 14 points, and finished equally as strong with 13 in the last five minutes. Zach Taulien finished as the game’s highest scorer with 21 points, and the Kilsyth Workforces Cobras sent Frankston home empty handed.
The Workforcexs Kilsyth Lady Cobras and Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras next games sees them travel to Bendigo on Saturday June 18 to take on the Bendigo Braves, tip-off for the women is at 6:00pm and 8:00pm for the men.
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