Kilsyth set up the win with an outstanding defensive effort in the second term. After giving up 29 points to the Spartans in the opening term and trailing by four points at quarter time ,the Swinburne Cobras pulled out all the stops restricting Brisbane to just nine second quarter points.
Ryan Bathie (20pts), Rookie Glenn Potts (12pts, 4/7 3pt, 6 ass) and Tim Lang (13pts, 13rbds) all made sure Kilsyth’s stops were transferred to points at the offensive end which helped Kilsyth build a 49-38 half time lead.
Kilsyth remained committed at the defensive end during the third term restricting Brisbane once again, this time to 12 points as they extended the margin to 17.
Knowing the Spartans held a five point advantage over Kilsyth, thanks to their early season match up, the final quarter was always going to be a battle for the all important split.
Ash Cannan (19pts), Greg Vanderjagt (17pts) and Drew Williamson (14pts) all found their offensive touch in the final term and despite giving the Swinburne Cobras a scare when they got back to within seven points, Kilsyth were to good down the stretch making the important free throws.
Kilsyth shot at 81% from the line compared to 73% from the Spartans and won the rebound count 40-29.
The Swinburne Cobras now sit comfortably in 2nd place on the ladder trailing Bendigo by a half game. They have a three win gap over Brisbane (3rd) and Knox (4th).
Kilsyth will now prepare to take on NW Tasmania at home next Saturday 17th July 2010 at 8.15pm. With just four games remaining in the regular season the Swinburne Cobras are well placed to host finals in 2010.
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