Both the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras teams fought hard in their first round of the SEABL season, but couldn’t manage to convert their efforts into wins, when they took on the Nunawading Spectres at Nunawading this past weekend.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras played a tough game against the Spectres on Sunday afternoon, keeping the scores neck and neck right up to the end of the third quarter, when only a point separated them.  However in the last quarter the Spectres were too good, winning the match 62 – 52.

Captain Chantella Perera, Sarah Parsons and Olivia Bontempelli all played good games, with Perera scoring 18 points, Bontempelli 13 and Parsons managing 10 rebounds.  

In another tough game, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras started off their match behind in the first quarter, but managed to our score the Spectres in the second, and go into half time only one point behind. The margin remained the same at the end of the third with 14 lead changes but in the end however the Spectres got the better of them winning 84 – 79.

Head Coach Grant Wallace was disappointed with the loss but happy with the effort and execution saying that “Nunawading are a powerhouse and our effort and game plan were solid. We need to bring this every week”.

New recruits Tiri Masunda and US import EJ Kusnyer both showed good form in their debuts, with Masunda contributing 6 assists and 15 points and Kusnyer scoring 26 points.