There were mixed results for the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras in Round 8 of the SEABL Competition. On Saturday night, both the Men’s and Women’s teams played the Bendigo Braves on the road. The Swinburne Lady Cobras had a disappointing game, with the Lady Braves winning every quarter to defeat the girls 83 – 54.

In the Men’s game, the Braves controlled the first three quarters of the match, with the Swinburne Cobras fighting back hard in the final. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough, with the Men going down to the Braves 68 – 63 in close contest.

In their second game of the round, the Swinburne Lady Cobras started their match well, however it wasn’t long until Ballarat took control, going into the second half 15 points up. The girls attempted to come back late in the game, managing to win the final quarter by 10 points however with a  depleted line up which saw the team missing Chantella Perera, Carley Mijovic and Rebekah O’Donnell, couldn’t manage the win with Ballarat taking the game 64 – 58.

Olivia Bontempelli stood out in the clash against Ballarat with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.

In the Swinburne Cobras Clash against the Ballarat Miners, the Men had something to prove. The Swinburne Cobras took the lead from the very start, and held onto it throughout the game to enjoy a resounding win, beating the Miners by 23 points and hitting a triple digit score line for the first time this season.

Standouts for the match were Matt O’Hea, Tiri Masunda and EJ Kusnyer. O’Hea scoring 22 points, 4 rebounds and four from five from beyond the arc, Masunda with 17 points and 10 assists, and EJ playing a fantastic game with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 shots from down town. All starting five players managed double digits for the game.