Mixed results last weekend saw the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras defeat Launceston, and the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras go down to North Western Tasmania in overtime in two strongly contested games. In Round 11 the Cobras were once again presented with tough opposition as they took on the Bendigo Braves, with the Lady Braves sitting first on the Eastern Conference Ladder and the Men sitting second.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras (5 – 6) took to the floor strong, playing a fast and defensive game, which had them go into the second half 11 points up. True to recent form however, the Lady Braves (10 – 2) weren’t going to give up easily, dominating the third quarter 23 – 11. The Swinburne Lady Cobras came back hard in the fourth, comfortably controlling the quarter to win the game 65 – 55.

Head Coach Peter Gay was “happy with the girls results particularly as the competition goes into a one week break”.

Standouts for the game were Cobras favourite Carley Mijovic with 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Gemma Kerr and Jordyn O’Shea both with 11 points. 

It was a neck and neck game as the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras (4 – 8) took on the Bendigo Braves (10 – 3), with both teams primed for the win. After their overtime loss last week, the Swinburne Cobras had something to prove this round, and were focused on breaking the Braves nine game winning streak.  

After three quarters of fierce battle, only 5 points separated the teams at the three quarter time break. In the final minutes of the game the score line would only get tighter. With just ten seconds left on the clock both teams were locked at 72 points and overtime looked imminent, however a free throw made by Bendigo put the Braves up by one, cementing their win in a ferocious encounter.  

Stat leaders for the Swinburne Cobras were Matt O’Hea scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 from 5 from behind the arc and Auryn McMillan with 15 points and 9 rebounds.