Matt O’Hea (20pts) was the standout at the offensive end for the Swinburne Cobras but it was the defensive end that concerned Coach Grant Wallace after the game.
Kilsyth has become known as one of the toughest defensive teams in the League so far in 2010 and although they only gave up 68 points were not at their best against the Gunners.
Kilsyth began well early with Fernandez Lockett (14pts, 9rbds) throwing down a massive alley oop (check the Kilsyth Cobras You Tube page on Monday) dunk to give the Swinburne Cobras an early 9-6 lead.
Kilsyth used the momentum to extend the margin to 10 at the first break. Quincy Henderson (13pts, 6rbds) kept the score board ticking over in the second term and despite giving up 17 points for the quarter the Swinburne Cobras led 42-30 at the half.
Joel Richardson (20pts) and Zlatko Todorovski (15pts) began to find their rhythm in the third quarter drawing closer to get Canberra within 11 at the final break.
Despite shooting at 39% from the field compared to the Swinburne Cobras 49%, Canberra continued their run in the fourth term getting within seven with just over two minutes to play.
Kilsyth managed to convert at the offensive end throughout the final minutes and despite two late three’s from Canberra went on to win their fifth match of the Season and move into first place on the East Conference Ladder.
As has been the norm for Kilsyth in 2010 they out rebounded their opponents once again 36-26.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will now take on conference rival Bendigo on the road next Saturday night before returning home on Sunday 18 April 2010 at 2.00pm to take on the Hobart Chargers.
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5