Ellie Manou (19pts, 17rbds) and Deanna Smith (19pts, 9rbds, 9 ass) helped the Swinburne Lady Cobras jump out of the blocks in the opening term.

Kilsyth scored 25 in the opening quarter and led by 14 points at the first change after an impressive shooting display.

The points kept flowing in the second term with Hayley Moffatt (11pts, 10rbds) once again proving a difficult match up at the defensive end.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras cruised into the half time break with a 44-21 lead.  Holly Smith (18pts) was doing her best to keep Spartans in the game but she was unable to get to the boards as Manou continued to dominate.

Brisbane went to a zone in the third term and the scoring dried up at both ends with Kilsyth extending the lead to 24 at the final break.

Despite Kilsyth dominating the Spartans on the boards (50-27), Brisbane were able to make a late run in the final quarter.  Having cut the margin to 17 with five minutes to play, Natalie Purcell (13pts) and Rachel Pryor (13pts) gave Kilsyth a scare getting within five with just a minute to play.

Manou hit two free throws to push the margin to seven as she iced the game despite a scrappy last quarter for the Swinburne Lady Cobras.

Kilsyth will now have the week off before their April 10 clash with Frankston at the Kilsyth Sports Centre.  Tip off is scheduled for 6.15pm. 

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.