The Swinburne Cobras remain on top of the East Conference Ladder with the win over their conference rival and will take on Hobart today (Sunday).

Ryan Bathie (21pts, 8rbds) had his best game of the season as he stunned the Braves early in the match.  Fernandez Lockett (16pts, 13rbds) and Tim Lang (12pts) were both solid for Kilsyth, as their size across the floor proved a tough match up for the Braves.

Import Luke Meyer (17pts) led the scoring for Bendigo with Chris Hogan (14pts) and Ricky Daniels (13pts) providing the support.

As Bendigo Braves Head Coach Ben Harvey said before the game “Defence is Kilsyth’s strength”, the Swinburne Cobras lived up to their growing reputation holding the Braves to just 61 points at 38% from the field at 18% from behind the arc.

Kilsyth started well racing to an eight point lead at quarter time as Bathie led the way with seven first quarter points.

The Swinburne Cobras used that momentum to extend the margin to 16 at the main break giving up just 33 points for the half.

Bendigo stormed back in the third term out scoring the Swinburne Cobras 14-2 in the opening minutes as the Braves got within five at the final break.

Kilsyth rebounded in the final term holding the Braves to just 10 points to record a comfortable win.

The Swinburne Cobras out rebounded the Braves 39-31.

Kilsyth will travel to Albury next weekend before returning home on Saturday 1 May 2010 to take on Sandringham in DJ Taylor’s 400 SEABL Game.