Shepparton’s Maddie Garrick returned to the SEABL courts on Saturday to help Kilsyth secure a home semi-final.
The guard spent a team-high 31 minutes and 45 seconds in the thick of the action to record 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and just a solitary turnover in the victory against Sydney University.
Garrick could not find her range from the field, shooting at just 31 per cent (5-16), but it had no bearing on the overall result with the Lady Cobras prevailing 87-67.
The success secured Garrick’s side top spot in the eastern conference and set up a thrilling clash with Geelong at the Kilsyth Sports Centre from 6pm this Saturday.
The teams have met twice this season, with the homeside winning on both occasions.
●Fellow Kilsyth player Genna Ogier will not take to the court during the finals.
The Seymour product last played for the Lady Cobras on July 15 and is in America preparing to play college basketball for the Fresno State Bulldogs.
Ogier averaged 3.7 points and 3.7 rebounds throughout 19 matches for the Lady Cobras this season.
The Bulldogs begin their season with an exhibition match on November 3 against Fresno Pacific.
●Younger sister Ella Ogier recently finished her maiden Big V State Championship season with the Southern Peninsula Sharks.
Ogier averaged 6.11 rebounds, 7.11 points, 1.67 assists and more than 25 minutes of playing time a game as the Sharks secured 10 wins from 20 games and finished seventh on the table.
●Jeremy Tyndall is also in line to secure more success on the court this season.
After winning bronze in June’s International Wheelchair Basketball Federation under-23 World Championships in Toronto, Tyndall will attempt to help his Kilsyth Cobras to a National Wheelchair Basketball League three-peat later this month.
The Shepparton product has averaged 3.38 points, 1.54 rebounds and almost 60 per cent shooting efficiency in his 13 games this year.
Tyndall’s team finished second on the ladder after the regular season and faces the Wollongong Roller Hawks in the first semi-final on August 18 at Kilsyth Sports Centre.