NBL1 WOMEN – Knox Raiders v. Kilsyth Cobras
Knox held off a late rally from Kilsyth to win at home 86-79 in a high-scoring contest.
Rebecca Ott (20 points, six rebounds, five assists) led the way for the home team, while Abigail Wehrung (12 points, six assists) and reserve Marena Whittle (15 points, nine rebounds, two steals) were also key.
Lauren Nicholson (22 points), Emily Fryters (10 points, nine rebounds, three blocks) and Klara Wischer (14 points, nine rebounds) performed well for the Cobras.
Kilsyth led by as much as nine in the opening quarter, however, Knox pulled it back to a 21-20 at the end of the period after going on their own run. It was all Knox in an impressive second term, scoring 26 points to Kilsyth’s 15 as the home team led by double-digits at the main break.
The Cobras fought back in the third quarter, with Nicholson’s free throws reducing their deficit to just five points with 7:47 to play. But Knox had all the play down the stretch of the quarter to extend their lead to 59-48 entering the final 10 minutes.
Kilsyth weren’t going away in the final term as the visitors kept the scoreboard ticking over. Nicholson’s free throws got the Cobras within five with under a minute to play. But the Raiders would not be denied down the stretch, surviving a 31-point quarter from Kilsyth to claim the victory.
NBL1 MEN – Knox Raiders v. Kilsyth Cobras
Durrell McDonald’s deep three-point attempt couldn’t find the net to send the game into overtime, as the Cobras held on for a 70-67 win at the State Basketball Centre.
Isaac Turner scored the game’s final four points including a layup from an errant McDonald pass after converting both of his free throws, with both sides going scoreless over the final 1:50, with the Raiders missing their last four field goal attempts, as well as two free throws.
Peter Hooley top scored for the visitors with 17 points with five assists, while Turner added 13 points.
James Hunter recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Mike Rose added 10 points and 10 boards.
Knox led by as many as 13 early in the second term, although Kilsyth scored 19 of the next 21 points to get the game back on their terms.
The game ebbed and flowed in the second half, although the Cobras were able to pull out the result.