Deanna Smith (34pts, 5rbds, 5 ass) was at her best as the Swinburne Lady Cobras sent the competition leaders packing.  Smith and her team mates had their best offensive game of the season as Sarah Parsons returned to Kilsyth.

Parsons (18pts) and another former Lady Cobras Desiree Glaubitz (20pts) were good for Launceston but they did not have enough support.

Kilsyth had five players score in double figures with Ellie Manou (16pts, 7rbds), Gemma Kerr and Alice Kunek (12pts) and Jordy O’Shea (10pts) all producing at the offensive end.

Both teams started well in the opening term with neither team able to gain the ascendancy.  Kilsyth managed to outscore Launceston 22-19 to take the advantage at the first break.

The game opened up in the second term with the explosive Swinburne Lady Cobras scoring 27 points as they built a 12 point lead at half time.

Launceston made a run at the Swinburne Lady Cobras in the third term but Kilsyth quickly responded pushing the margin to 17 by the final change.

The final term was all Kilsyth as the Swinburne Lady Cobras again put up the points. By the final siren the margin was 27 and Kilsyth now enter the final two weeks of the season with some much needed momentum. They will need this momentum to secure a home final.

Kilsyth will take on new competition leader Dandenong on Saturday night before travelling to Nunawading on Sunday.  They will conclude the regular season on the road at Ballarat.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras can still finish anywhere from first to seventh so will be looking to secure a finals berth with two wins this weekend.