Brisbane who sat 2nd on the ladder coming into this round of matches defeated the Lady Cobras by 35 points just one month ago in Brisbane and had won their opening two games on their Victorian road trip before the loss to Kilsyth.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras, following the Brisbane loss, have won 6 of 7 including their last 5 and with wins over both Brisbane and Bendigo who sit above them, are now well in contention to defend their title.
Coach Jason Knight will be keen to extend this streak with four potential wins before they take on Knox in a massive rivalry game at home on July 4.
The Lady Cobras jumped the Spartans early in this contest to build an early 8 point lead as Brisbane only managed to shoot at 23% from the field in the opening term.
Sarah Parsons (19pts, 9rbds, 5ass) and Katy Werner (13pts) starred in the first half with Brisbane struggling to contain the versatile pair. Despite improving their shooting percentage in the 2nd term the Spartans were only able to cut the Cobras lead by one point.
Amy Denson, (10pts, 10rbds, 4ass, 4 steals) despite her off shooting night, was able to contain Holly Smith at the defensive end and found her open teammates throughout the game.
The third quarter was a low scoring battle for both teams. Brisbane managed to pull back the margin and went into the final quarter down just 2 points. After a fast start in the 4th the Spartans looked like they were going to run away with the match building a 7 point lead.
Clare Papavs scored five points in two possessions to get the Lady Cobras back in the contest and after Sarah Parsons and Hayley Moffatt hit big shots down the stretch Kilsyth were able record the one point victory and improve to 7-5 on the season strengthening their hold on 4th place.
The Lady Cobras get the next weekend off before returning home to play Albury Wodonga on Saturday 13 June 2009. Tip off is scheduled for 6.15pm.
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