The Swinburne Lady Cobras are beginning to stamp their mark on the 2011 Season winning their fourth match of the year and cementing their spot in the top four. The win was a hard fought victory and showed the depth within the side, with both star Abby Bishop and Head Coach Cheryl Chambers not available for the game.

Stand in Head Coach Peter Gay should be commended on his ability to ensure the team has not skipped a beat in Chamber’s absence as well as orchestrating an even spread of performances form the entire team. All 10 players had an impact on the scoreboard, as well as affecting 29 turnovers which always means a tough night for the opposition.

The first quarter was very even with both sides trading baskets; the five point margin at quarter time was brought about by Kilsyth’s ability to hurt Nunawading at the free throw line. The second quarter saw an inaccurate Kilsyth (28.6% FG) miss their opportunity to grow their lead, allowing Nunawading to draw back the margin to just two points at half time.

The half time break was exactly what the Swinburne Lady Cobras needed coming out and breaking the spirit of the Spectres, Nunawading had nine turnovers for the quarter caused by the immense pressure of the Swinburne Lady Cobras, resulting in Kilsyth outscoring them 24-14 in a dominant scoring display (57.9% FG, 66.7% 3P).

Another even quarter in the last meant that Kilsyth were not troubled again, coming away with a very pleasing 70-56 win against a side that is expected to challenge them for a place in the top four. Cheryl Chambers will be wrapped with her team’s performance when she arrives home from China this week.

Gemma Kerr was outstanding for the Swinburne Lady Cobras shooting at 75% accuracy for the game, top scoring with 22pts, including three 3pointers. Kerr was well supported by Hayley Moffatt (14pts, 5rbds) and Chantella Perera (9pts, 4 rbds).

The Swinburne Lady Cobras return home this Saturday night and host a Hobart side who have only managed one win from their first five games.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras next game sees them take On the Hobart Chargers on Saturday May 14. Tip Off is 6:15pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.

Kilsyth Basketball are hosting the 2011 Under 16 National Championships this July, Volunteer and Business opportunities are available email for further information.