The Dandenong Rangers took control of Sunday’s double-header comfortably beating the Kilsyth Workforcexs Lady Cobras and the Kilsyth Workforcexs Cobras by 26 and 25 points respectively.
Dandenong dealt the Kilsyth Workforcexs Lady Cobras their fourth loss of the season on Sunday going down 55 – 81. Kilsyth managed to compete with the Rangers for the first half, going into the major break down by only three (3) points, 34 – 37.
However a poor third quarter by the Workforcexs Lady Cobras allowed Dandenong to take control of the game. Kilsyth’s poor shooting in that quarter (19%) was detrimental to their demise. This problem reoccurred throughout the game, with the girls shooting only 8 from 18 at the foul line for the night.
From there Dandenong was able to keep their run going, with shooting being the real downfall for Kilsyth. The Workforcexs Lady Cobras could only manage to sink 33% of their shots from the field, with only 1 of 9 three-point attempts dropping.
The Workforcexs Cobras competed strongly with the Rangers for the first half, hitting the change rooms with a single shot separating them from Dandenong, 32 – 35. Then, much like the game prior, it was Dandenong who took control. Poor shooting (23%) in the third quarter let Kilsyth down once again, as well as the inside dominance of the Rangers. They managed to score 54 points in the paint to the Workforcexs Cobras 28, and snatched 16 more rebounds allowing 13 second-chance points.
That proved to be the turning point of the game, with the Kilsyth Workforcexs Cobras suffering their fourth loss of the season 81–26. However, there was a bright light for Kilsyth in the game. After returning from his freshmen year of College in the U.S, Stephen O’Brien was able to make an impact on the game coming out the Workforcexs Cobras highest scorer with 14 points.
The Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras face Frankston at home this Saturday June 4, Workforcexs Kilsyth Lady Cobras tip-off at 6:15pm and the Workforcexs Kilsyth Cobras tip-off at 8:15pm.
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