The Swinburne Cobras trailed for the entire match but came from five down with 35 seconds to play in the fourth period to force the overtime. 

Fernandez Lockett (19pts, 7rbds) forced overtime with a three point basket in the final seconds of regulation but after working their way back into the match with solid defenc,e Kilsyth gave up 18 points in overtime period to fall by two points.

Tim Lang (20pts, 12rbds) and Ryan Bathie (20pts) led the way for the Cobras but Rob Kampman (31pts) was the game high scorer for Frankston.

Sitting on the bottom of the South Conference ladder, Frankston have underperformed so far in 2010 after making the Grand Final in 2009 but Kilsyth knew the Blues were a genuine threat.

Frankston gained the early momentum with Kampman, Andrew Harms (20pts), Mitch Champman (17pts) and Chaz Briggs (16pts) all getting among the points.

Kilsyth allowed the lead to swell to eight points at the long break and looked to regroup at halftime.

As has been their trademark in 2010, the Swinburne Cobras picked up the defensive pressure in the third term restricting the Blues to just 16 points and reducing the margin to four at the final break.

Defensive specialist Quincy Henderson (17pts) and Matt O’Hea (11pts, 6rbds, 6ass) both made important plays in the fourth quarter as the Swinburne Cobras forced overtime.

Bathie scored the opening bucket in overtime to give Kilsyth their first lead of the game but the Swinburne Cobras could only hold onto the lead for two minutes as Harms and Kampman converted for the Blues.

Despite Kilsyth scoring nine points in the final minute of overtime the Blues were able to hold on for their third win of the season and deny the Cobras.

Kilsyth drop to 8-5 on the Season but remain in second place on the East Conference table.

The Swinburne Cobras travel to the Nation’s capital next weekend to take on the Canberra Gunners and the AIS.  Kilsyth will return home to take on the Geelong Supercats on Sunday 30 May 2010 at 2.30pm.

Don’t miss a special apperance by Quincy Henderson and Fernandez Lockett at Stockland Lilydale on Saturday 29 May from 10.30am – 12 noon.  The guys will be signing autographes and giving out prizes, thanks to Dount King Lilydale.