The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras split the double header games Saturday night against cross town rivals Nunawading Spectres.  With the 20 point win, the Swinburne Lady Cobras improve to 3-1 on the season.  The disappointing night for the men resulted in their second loss of the season to make their current record 3-2.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras were on from the start, establishing a commanding 21-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.  The Spectres struggled against the Swinburne Lady Cobra’s defensive pressure, which was spear-headed by Sarah Parsons who ended the night with game high five steals.  The Swinburne Lady Cobras were able to force over 26 turnovers and convert them into 27 points.

On the offensive end, Chantella Perera put on quite the show scoring 31 points and shooting a remarkable 65% from the field.  The Spectres could not find an answer for her hot hand.  The Swinburne Lady Cobras had a well-balanced attack, scoring from the paint as well as from beyond the arc.  The Swinburne Lady Cobras built up a comfortable 43-32 lead going into halftime, and never looked back after that. 

When the final horn sounded, the Swinburne Lady Cobras proudly walked off the floor with a 85-65 victory and a solid team performance.  Perera’s 31 points led the team in scoring while Barnes and Kerr also chipped in, dropping 18 and 15 points respectively. 

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras fought hard but in the end could not come up with the win as they went down 84-99 against the Nunawading Spectres. 

The Spectres dominated the paint offensively, scoring almost half of their points from the inside.  After jumping out to an early lead and being up 24 points at halftime, the Spectres never looked back. 

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras were able to cut the deficit down to 15 points in the second half, but would get no closer.  The Spectres shot an impressive 57% from the field and 67% from the 3 point line to keep them in a steady lead. 

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras had four scorers in double figures, Garfield Blair leading with 19 points followed by Zach Malvik (17 points 10 assists), Tim Lang (16), and Auryn MacMillan (14).  Despite their efforts, the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras still could not keep up with the Spectres’ attack, led by Chris Cameron and Shane McDonald with 24 and 21 point each. 

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras travel to Tasmania this weekend to face SEABL opponent Hobart in a double header on Friday.  On Saturday, the Swinburne Lady Cobras face Launceston while the men play North West Tasmania.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras are back in action on their home floor Sunday 29 April 2012 against Bendigo.  The women tip off at 12:30pm followed by the men at 2:30pm on the Hugh McMenamin Court.