The story of the night was the free throws, while Geelong with 6/6 in the dying minutes, Kilsyth could only managed 1/6 as another close game slipped from their control.
Joe Werner (19pts, 12rbds) was a standout for the Cobras but an even scoring display was a positive for the team. Five players scored in double figures with Chris Cameron (16pts) and newly signed Matt Shanahan (14pts) the best.
Shanahan, who last played in the SEABL for Ballarat before spending the last Season and a half at Waverley, signed with the Cobras late this week and provided the scoring punch to ignite the team and give them a chance going into the final term.
In a game of scoring swings Geelong shot out at the blocks early shooting at a high percentage from behind the arc. The Supercats built at 28-20 quarter time lead hitting 6 of their 15 threes for the game in the opening period.
The long bombs continued in the second term with the Supercats hitting three more threes which helped them shoot at 56% from behind the arc for the game. Despite the hot hand, Kilsyth battled hard during the second term to stay in touch and hold the lead to just 9 at the long break.
Geelong once again started the 3rd quarter on fire extended the lead to 17 points. With the game looking over, Matt Shanahan scored 9 points in the final 6 minutes of the quarter and helped the Cobras build a lead towards the end of the term. Despite the comeback a Nathan Herbert three with time expiring gave Geelong a two point advantage at the final change.
The final quarter was a grind with both teams looking to steal the advantage, Geelong got out by 6 points half way through the quarter and again looked like breaking the game wide open but the Cobras weren’t going to let this one go.
Chris Cameron had 6 points in 2 minutes and the Cobras had a sniff. With both teams in the bonus it become a battle from the free throw line. Geelong nailed the shots when it counted and went on to record their 6th win of the season. For the Cobras the loss drops them to 4-5 with 8 games in the next month.
The busy schedule starts next Saturday night as the Cobras travel to Nunawading to take on the win less but dangerous Spectres. They then return home on Sunday 10 May 2009 to back up against the Bendigo Braves.
The game against Bendigo is scheduled for 2.30pm and all Mothers will receive free entry to celebrate Mothers Day.
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