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.
Get down to the Kilsyth Sports Centre on Saturday 10 April 2010 for the McDonald’s Community Basketball Day – all those in attendance will receive a free family pass to this match.
Defensive specialist Sarah Haberfield has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Haberfield was a solid contributor to the Cobras roster in 2023, starting in 20 of 22 regular season games and ranking amongst the team leaders in assists (2.1), steals (1.0) and rebounding (3.3). The SEBC Saints junior recorded a
Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Dielemans enjoyed a strong 2023 NBL1 campaign with the Cobras, averaging a career-high 8.9 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, shooting team-bests of 40.3% from three point range and 80.3% from the foul line. He recoded