In their first big test of the 2010 Season, Kilsyth were unable to defeat the Lady Braves on the road with their spread of scorers causing the damage.
For the Swinburne Lady Cobras Deanna Smith (18pts), Alice Kunek (13pts, 13rbds), Ellie Manou (13pts, 10rbds) and Hayley Moffatt (10pts, 6rbds) were the major contributors.
The Lady Braves were led by Lauren King (16pts, 9rbds), Kelly Wilson (15pts), Gabe Richards (14pts) and Katrina Hibbert (10pts).
In a high scoring opening term neither team could build an advantage with the scores locked at 19 at the first break. Despite early foul trouble for Deanna Smith the Swinburne Lady Cobras quickly built an 8 point lead mid way through the term.
Bendigo fought back with Smith on the bench and managed to take a one point lead into the long break.
The Lady Braves started on fire in the second half quickly building a seven point lead. Kilsyth were able to get within five at the final change but needed a solid start to give themselves a chance.
Scores were tied with two minutes to play, with Kilsyth looking to use their momentum to take them to their fifth win of the season but a couple of baskets from Gabe Richards put the game back in Bendigo’s court and they went onto win the match.
Kilsyth won the rebound count 40-29 but committed 23 turnovers to just 13 for Bendigo.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will travel to Albury next weekend to take on the Bandits before returning home on Saturday 1 May 2010 against the Sandringham Sabres.
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