Lady Cobras import Amy Denson led all scorers with 22 points and she pulled in 10 rebounds to record her 5th double-double in 6 games.
Kilsyth went into the game as slight favourites over the win less Sabres despite their signing of Australian Opal Natalie Porter during the week. Porter (12pts, 11rbds) struggled to find any rhythm at the offensive end shooting just 5/17 from the field.
The Lady Cobras, knowing the pressure was on them after a disappointing loss in Brisbane last week, jumped out of the blocks in the opening term racing to a 18-11 quarter time lead. Denson was controlling the boards and Porter was a non factor.
Sandringham regrouped in the second quarter as Chantella Perera (16pts) found her range from behind the 3 point arc. The Sabres pulled back the margin to just a single point at the main break after shooting at over 60% for the quarter.
Kilsyth needed to respond in the 3rd, and it had to come from stops at the defensive end. The Lady Cobras did just that, holding the Sabres to 14 points for the quarter and rattling off 25 of their own to extend the lead to 12 at the final break.
Sarah Parsons (12pts, 10rbds, 6 assists) looking like she was back to her 2008 form, was a major problem for the Sabres in the 3rd. She was disruptive at the defensive end with 3 steals while she converted from in the paint and found her open teammates for shots.
In a low scoring final quarter, the margin never dipped below 8 as the Lady Cobras held onto the win and gain some much needed confidence going into next weekend.
The Lady Cobras will have their biggest test so far in 2009 when they take on the Nunawading Spectres on Saturday night before returning home to play the Bendigo Braves on Sunday. Tip off in this Mothers Day special is scheduled for 12.30pm.
All Mothers will receive free entry for this game, so kids bring your mums along next Sunday and help them celebrate Mothers Day with a Lady Cobras win.
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