After another round of SEABL competitions, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras and Swinburne Lady Cobras find their outcomes consistent with the last few games.  For the Swinburne Lady Cobras, the wins keep on rolling as they continue to dominate opponents, pulling off a double digit victory against the Lady Blues 68-56.   But for the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras, the slump continues.  The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras are still struggling to put four complete quarters together and have again fallen to another SEABL rival, 62-71.

For the Swinburne Lady Cobras, solid defence and a well-balanced attack resulted in their fourth victory in a row.  The Lady Blues went up early against the Swinburne Lady Cobras, making back to back three pointers for a quick 6-0 lead.  But the Swinburne Lady Cobras quickly turned the margin around, forcing two turnovers in a row and converting on baskets to claim the lead. 

The second quarter was key for the Swinburne Lady Cobras, who went on a 19-7 scoring run to be up by 13 points at the half.  While the Lady Blues would make runs of their own in the second period to try to get back into the game, the Swinburne Lady Cobras remained focused and in control of the game.

Sarah Parsons’ basket in the fourth quarter with 8:15 remaining would give the Swinburne Lady Cobras their largest lead with 18 points separating them from the Lady Blues.  The Swinburne Lady Cobras forced the Lady Blues into 29 turnovers and racked up 16 steals to power their defence. 

On the offensive end, the Swinburne Lady Cobras were led by Chantella Pererra with 15 points and then Gemma Kerr (14 points) and Kristin Barnes (11 points). 

The Swinburne Lady Cobras return home Saturday 19 May to face Canberra on Hugh McMenamin Court.  Tip off is at 6:15pm. 

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras travelled to Frankston last Saturday to face the Blues.  Hoping to return to their winning form, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras came out confident and battled back and forth against the Blues in a first quarter which had nine lead changes.  The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras were only down one going into the second period, but quickly lost control of the game. 

In the second quarter, the Blues took over with a streak of hot shooting that the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras could not match or contain.  The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras could not find their rhythm, committing several fouls and turnovers in the period and not being able to get the ball to drop into the basket despite their desperate efforts.  The Blues outscored the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras 24-7 in the second quarter to go up by 18 points at the half.

While the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras managed to win both the third and fourth quarters by five and four points respectively, the 17 point deficit from the second quarter could not be overturned.   A three point basket by Garfield Blair with 1:16 remaining in the fourth quarter put the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras within just five points.  But the Blues converted at the free throw line, making their final six points of the game from the stripe to stay ahead of the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras by nine points. 

Only managing to shoot 39% from the field and going 2 for 12 from beyond the arc, the Swiburne Kilsyth Cobras didn’t have the offensive momentum to secure the win.  The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras were led by their post players  Auryn MacMillan and Tim Lang who both scored 18 points in the effort followed by Garfield Blair with 17 points. 

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras return home Saturday 19 May to face Canberra on Hugh McMenamin Court.  Tip off is at 8:15pm.