Kilsyth started on fire racing to a 14-6 lead in the opening minutes. Matt O’Hea (23pts) was getting it done at both ends of the floor shutting down the high scoring Brisbane guard Adam Gibson.
The Swinburne Cobras extended the lead to 11 by the first break before Gibson (30pts, 7 ass) found his range. The Boomers squad member helped lead the Spartans to a 27-15 quarter which saw the Swinburne Cobras enter half time trailing by one point.
Fernandez Lockett (12pts, 9 rbds) was well held by Brisbane as they began to build a comfortable lead in the third term. Ash Cannan (16pts) and Greg Vanderjagt (16pts, 9rbds) were proving a sizable problem for the Swinburne Cobras an the offensive end as the Spartans made the margin eight.
Despite their size advantage Tim Lang (18pts, 7rbds) helped Kilsyth out rebound Brisbane 40-30. After being down 18 with five minutes to play Lang sparked a Cobras run with back to back baskets.
The margin could have been closer had it not been for a controversial three which was counted for Brisbane by the officials following an off the ball foul. Despite the set back Kilsyth went close to snatching the game in the final five minutes as they went on a 20-7 run.
The Swinburne Cobras were unable to get any closer than five in the final minutes with Gibson sealing the win for Brisbane with three.
Kilsyth will now have the week off before travelling to Ballarat on Wednesday 7 April and then returning home on Saturday 10 April 2010 for a clash with Canberra at the Kilsyth Sports Centre. Tip off is scheduled for 8.15pm.
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