In a high scoring opening term neither team could gain the ascendency until the final minute, when the Spectres scored on three consecutive possessions to take a 26-22 quarter time lead.

After Matt O’Hea (11 pts) scored all his points in the opening term, Kilsyth struggled at the offensive end in the second quarter. Spectres import Eric Williams (17pts, 7rbds) exploded early in the second term helping Nunawading build an 11 point lead and snatch the momentum of the game.

A late basket from Fernandez Lockett (14pts, 9rbds) cut the margin to nine at the half time break but after scoring just 33 points, Kilsyth need things to start clicking at the offensive end.

Lockett scored 10 points in the 3rd term and Quincy Henderson (14 points) hit two late baskets which saw the Swinburne Cobras within three points at the final change.

Chris Cameron (12 pts) made a three point play to start the final term helping Nunawading extend the margin out to eight points early. Some big shots by Henderson and Ryan Bathie (10pts) helped Kilsyth regain the momentum and take their first lead since the opening term with seven minutes to play.

Nunawading quickly wrestled back the momentum with Tom Greer (16pts) and Shane McDonald (17pts) executing well at the offensive end and at the free throw line.

Kilsyth failed to execute offensively in the second half of the quarter and failed to score in last two minutes of the game as Nunawading won their seven straight match.

The Spectres shot at 45% compared to 34% from Kilsyth and went to the line 10 more times.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras must rebound quickly if they are going to build momentum for a finals run.  Kilsyth take on Frankston and Knox this week with two wins required to hold on to their top two position.

Frankston travel to Kilsyth on Wednesday 30 June 2010 for SEABL Big Wednesday action with tip off at 7.30pm while the Raiders will Battle for the Ashes on Saturday 3 July 2010 at 8.15pm as Kilsyth look to win the trophy back from their arch rivals.