The men travelled to Geelong with hopes of extending their win-streak to six games but, to no avail, with a dominant third quarter helping Geelong edge Kilsyth out by three-points for the second time in season 2011, 58 – 55. The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras were able to stay with Geelong for the first half, entering the major break with only one point separating them, 26 – 27.

The third quarter was all Geelong, with the team dominating the paint on the offensive end, with 34 points scored down low for the match. The Swinburne Cobra’s poor shooting in the third (18.8%) helped Geelong on their way to a 14 point lead before heading into the final period of play, but Kilsyth weren’t done with just yet.

Like we have seen all season from the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras they did not give up, bridging the gap to 7 with five minutes left to play in the last quarter. Kilsyth stacked on 21 points to Geelong’s 10 in the last quarter, but it wasn’t enough to help them over the line, with John Pichon extending the lead to a long shot with only seconds left. Auryn McMillan led the scoring for Kilsyth with 17 points and managed to pull down 14 boards.

Fuelled by the previous night’s setback, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras came out against Brisbane with intentions of restarting their win-streak. The game started off competitive with Kilsyth and Brisbane battling for points and the lead. The Swinburne Cobras managed to pull out just before the end of the first quarter with a four-point lead.

The second and third quarters saw absolute dominance from the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras, capitalising on the Spartans poor shooting (19% & 14%), outscoring their opposition by 16 points in both quarters, only allowing Brisbane to drop 11 points in 20 minutes of basketball. Unlike the previous night, Kilsyth were able to take charge of the paint on both ends, pulling down 12 more rebounds, and dropping 6 additional baskets down low for the game.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras played the game out until then end benefiting from Brisbane’s turnovers. Zach Malvik was named the game’s MVP with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Kilsyth finished up winning by an impressive 33 points and restarting their win-streak.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras now host the much fancied Sandringham Sabres this Saturday night, 11 June 2011. Tip-off is at 8:15pm.