The win saw the Swinburne Cobras consolidate second place on the ladder with a two game margin over third placed Ballarat.

After a disappointing loss to Bendigo at home last week Kilsyth were eager to turn around their fortunes.

Tim Lang (22pts, 5rbds) battled with former NBL player Andrew Rice (19pts, 7rbds) for most of the game and had the best of him after Rice scored six points early in the opening term.

Mt Gambier stayed with the Swinburne Cobras in the opening minutes but Kilsyth’s swarming defence locked them up for most of the quarter. Kilsyth took a 17-9 lead into the second term with Fernandez Lockett (14pts, 6rbds) and Lang the main threats at the offensive end.

Kilsyth remained steady in the second term as Mt Gambier challenged the Swinburne Cobras with the Pioneers managing to cut the margin to eight points at the half.

The Swinburne Cobras played like they were not going to drop another game at home and Quincy Henderson (18pts, 8rbds) made sure of that, producing his best offensive game of the season, he helped Kilsyth extend the margin to 17 at the final change.

The margin got out to as many as 27 points mid way through the final term and despite late baskets by Mt Gambier, Kilsyth recorded a comfortable win.

The Swinburne Cobras will now travel to Dandenong this coming Saturday 19 June at 7.00pm to take on their in form conference rivals.

Kilsyth will return home on Saturday 26 June taking on the Nunawading Spectres at 8.15pm.