The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras SEABL Championship run came to a halt just one game short of the big dance on Saturday night when they went to Knox with the opportunity for a Grand Final appearance on the line.

Kilsyth began the game well against Knox getting out to an early lead in the first quarter leading by as much as 4 points in the first. However, this lead was short lived when Knox began churning out the points, catching up to the Swinburne Lady Cobras taking an eight (8) point lead into the first break.

The second quarter saw Knox increase the quarter-time lead they held on Kilsyth. The Swinburne Lady Cobras were getting their looks on the night, but were just unable to get the penny to drop, shooting 22% for the game. Kilsyth went to the change rooms at the major break with a 19-point deficit to overcome.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras seemed to get their grove back at the beginning of the second half, going on a 7 – 0 streak and narrowing the gap slightly on their opponents. But, Knox overcame this small hiccup and again regained control over Kilsyth finishing the third with a 21-point lead.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras produced their best quarter in the final term of play, but it just wasn’t enough to overcome the lead Knox had posted. Kilsyth sorely missed big centre Abby Bishop, who was away on Opals duties for this match. Knox took advantage of this dominating the paint on both ends of the court, out-rebounding the Swinburne Lady Cobras by 21 boards (52-31) and 14 more points in the paint (24-10).

With this loss the Swinburne Lady Cobras season to an end. The Club would like to congratulate the girls on their magnificent season this year, and we are all looking forward to the girls taking the next step in season 2012.

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