With their season on the line, Kilsyth got the jump on Ballarat in the opening term.  Alice Kunek (13pts, 6rbds) had nine points and Deanna Smith (14pts, 7rbds) has six as the Swinburne Lady Cobras built a 21-16 lead after the first quarter.

Rachel Jarry (27pts, 18rbds) led the Ballarat fight back in the second term, with the Lady Miners also fighting to keep their season alive.  Kilsyth managed to hold onto the lead at the half time break by just a single point.

Despite back to back three’s from Gemma Kerr (12pts) Ballarat made all running in the third term, outscoring the Swinburne Lady Cobras 22-9 to build a 12 point lead at the final change.

Kilsyth fought hard in the final term but were unable to get closer than nine points.  Ballarat iced the game and their finals berth down the stretch extending the final margin to 18 points.

The major difference in the game was the shooting percentage from the field, Ballarat shot at 39% compared to just 29% from Kilsyth.

Kilsyth will now enter the off-season early despite winning 14 of 22 games. Head Coach Cheryl Chambers has agreed to a contract extension for the 2011 Season and will look to build upon the teams efforts in 2010.