Tonight saw the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras show the Frankston Lady Blues just how good then can be, outclassing them by 28 points.
With Cheryl Chambers in China on Australian Gem representative duties, Assistant Coach, Peter Gay took the reins and the girls made sure that Chambers has nothing to worry about overseas. The first quarter saw Kilsyth make the most of their opportunities leading 18-11 going into the quarter time break.
The second and third quarters saw a lack of defensive pressure from the Swinburne Lady Cobras; however Frankston could not capitalise falling further behind by the end of the third, 47-37. The last quarter saw Kilsyth flex their muscles to ensure that they got the win, outscoring Frankston 28-10.
The standout for Kilsyth was Chantella Perera (23pts, 8rbds, 3as, 4stl), in what was her best match for the year, Perera was well supported by Eva Afeaki (15pts, 8rbds) and Abby Bishop (9pts, 7bds), overall it was a well-rounded team performance that the entire team can be proud of.
If Kilsyth continue to play like they are they will make life difficult for their opposition, the promise that they showed in their only loss for the Season against Knox is starting to come to fruition and the game against Nunawading next Saturday night will be a true test of where the Swinburne Lady Cobras are at for Season 2011.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras next game sees them take on Nunawading on Saturday May 7. Tip Off is 6:30pm at Nunawading Basketball Stadium.
It has been a disappointing start to the year for the Swinburne Cobras now siting at 1-5. After losing the past three games by three points, the general consensus was that things would fall into place for Kilsyth tonight against Frankston; unfortunately it was not to be going down 75-57.
The pattern of slow starts for Kilsyth continued tonight with Frankston jumping out of the blocks to be seventeen points up at quarter time, 27-10.
The second and third quarter saw an improved defensive effort for the Swinburne Cobras but they could not make any headway into Frankston’s lead, still trailing at three quarter time, 38-53. Kilsyth’s inability to make baskets ensured that Frankston were never going to be troubled, even with an early last quarter fight back to get within 10 points with six minutes to go.
Other SEABL results from tonight proves that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are playing if you don’t bring you’re ‘A’ game you will be beaten, with Knox going down to Canberra in triple overtime, and Bendigo losing to Dandenong at home by one point in the dying seconds.
Auryn Macmillan (18pts, 6rbds) and Zach Malvik (16pts) were the only Swinburne Cobras to make a real impact on the scoreboard, Tim Lang has returned and once the jetlag has worn off should have a bigger impact on court.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras next game sees them travel to Canberra on Saturday May 7.
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