Tim Lang (22pts, 10rbds) scored the Swinburne Cobras first eight points of the game for Kilsyth but it was NW Tasmania who exploded out of the blocks, building a 14 point lead before a late three from Quincy Henderson (17pts, 10rbds) cut the margin to 11 at the first change.
The Thunder kept up the scoring in the second term with Michael Martin (22pts), Jeff Dowdell (22pts) and Shawntes Gary (20pts) all helping NW Tasmania to a 20 point lead late in the second term.
Kilsyth went into the half time break trailing 56-42 and with an opportunity to lock in a top two finish on the line, they needed to rebound in the second half.
Coach Grant Wallace provided the necessary wake up call at half time and the Swinburne Cobras responded outscoring the Thunder 26-14 for the term, bringing them back to within two points at the final change.
Ryan Bathie (14pts) and Matt O’Hea (17pts, 5ass) both helped Kilsyth build the momentum in the third quarter which continued into the fourth as the Swinburne Cobras suffocating defence returned.
Kilsyth held NW Tasmania to just 11 points in the final quarter as they ran away to an 11 point win.
The Swinburne Cobras have now secured a top two finish and will be looking to gain top spot in the final two weeks of the Season. Kilsyth (16-8) currently have the same record as Bendigo but the Braves have the split, meaning the Swinburne Cobras will need to finish a game ahead of the Braves if they are going to take top spot.
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