The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras left sunny Brisbane on the weekend with two wins to finish off their 2012 SEABL campaign. The Swinburne Lady Cobras walked away with a 62-49 victory over the Lady Spartans, while the Swinburne Cobras finished strong with an 86-78 over the Spartans.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras were kept close to the Brisbane Lady Spartans for the first half of Saturday’s game, with the Spartans trying their best to repeat their past success this season. After leading at quarter time by a shot, the Lady Spartans defence was able to hold the Swinburne Lady Cobras to just nine points for the second quarter and obtaining a four-point lead at half time 32-28.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras rallied in the third quarter, turning the tables on Brisbane with stifling defence and allowing the home team only six-points. From there the Lady Spartans let it slip, the Swinburne Lady Cobras tough defence forced 28 turnovers allowing the Swinburne Lady Cobras to capitalise, scoring 22-points off these turnovers.

Jordy O’shea led the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras scoring with 14-points, but she was closely followed by Kristen Barnes (13-points) and Sarah Parsons (12-points) in what was and all-round team effort by the Swinburne Lady Cobras, who walked away with a 13-point victory.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras started quick against the Brisbane Spartans last Saturday, piling on the points in the first half. After a closely contested first quarter in which the Swinburne Cobras held a five-point lead, the intensity was stepped up on both ends of the court. The Swinburne Cobras went to the change rooms with a 51-41 lead over the home team.

The Brisbane Spartans rallied hard in the third to bridge the gap between themselves and the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras, narrowing the lead to just three-points at the final break. But once again, the Swinburne Cobras were able to flick the switch and pile on the points on one end, whilst preventing them on the other end.

Continuing his stunning recent form, big man Auryn Macmillan finished with a double-double (22 points, 13 rebounds), whilst centre Tim Lang contributed 23-points and guard Garfield Blair 18 points in the 16-point Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras victory.

With the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras now out of playoffs, it is time for all Cobra fans to throw their support behind the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras who take on the Knox Raiders at the State Basketball Centre this Saturday 18 August with tip-off at 6pm.

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