Deanna Smith (22pts) once again led all scorers but with Ellie Manou (16pts, 10rbds) the only other Swinburne Lady Cobra in double figures it was a tough night for Kilsyth.
Brisbane had six players score in double figures led by Natalie Purcell (17pts, 7rbds) Emma Randell, Rachel Pryor (both 14pts) and Kate Willey (13pts). The balanced Brisbane line up caused Kilsyth match up problems at the defensive end.
The opening quarter was a close and hard fought contest, as you would expect from two of the League’s top sides. Brisbane took a 22-20 lead into the first change with neither team able to gain the ascendency.
The second quarter was much the same, both teams scored freely but it was Brisbane (62% FG) who got the best of Kilsyth (36% FG) taking a five point lead into the long break.
A three point basket from Smith tied scores up early in the third term as Kilsyth looked to have gained the momentum. But tt was short lived, as Brisbane went on a 28-4 run to close out the quarter and blow the game wide open.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras made a committed effort at the defensive end during the final term holding the Spartans to just nine points but the margin was too great and Brisbane held on for the comfortable win.
The loss sees Brisbane take the split from Kilsyth and move into third place on the ladder. Kilsyth drop to fourth with Bendigo and Knox (12 wins) and Ballarat (11 wins) remaining close behind.
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