Ellie Manou (25pts, 12rbds) proved a handful throughout the match with the Japanese side forced to fouled the young centre 10 times in the contest.
Kilsyth took is up to the talented Japanese side in the first quarter trailing by just five points at quarter time.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras were able to restrict the explosive Japanese early in the contest and held their favoured three point shooting to just 41% for the game while shooting at 45% themselves.
Despite having beaten most teams in there practice matches by over 40 points, Kilsyth were given them a run for the money pulling within three points at half time. Kilsyth held the Japanese team to just 17 points for the quarter.
Yoshie Sakurada (24pts) and Hiromi Suwa (17pts) both found their range in the third term for Japan and helped their team outscore the Swinburne Cobras 31-19 for the quarter to extend the margin to 15 at the final change.
With some tired legs Kilsyth continued to fight hard but they were again outscored in the final term 23-15 to go down by a respectable 23 points.
Alice Kunek (22pts, 8 rbds) and Gemma Kerr (9 pts) were the other major contributors for Kilsyth.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras will take a well deserved weekend off before returning home on Saturday 26 June 2010 to take on Nunawading.
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