In round six of SEABL competition, the Swinburne Lady Cobras continue to assert their dominance in the League as they defeated the Bendigo Braves while the Swinburne Cobras struggle to stay in the top four of the ladder after a big loss.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras put forth a tremendous defensive effort to hold the Braves to only 55 points as they went on to score 65 points, securing the victory.The game got off to a fast start with both teams scoring in transition as well as from beyond the arc.The Swinburne Lady Cobras hit three big three point baskets in the first by Gemma Kerr, Chantella Pererra, and Sarah Parsons and then turned up their defence to hold the Braves scoreless in the last four minutes of the period and take an 11 point lead.
The Braves stayed in the game with a run of their own in the second period to go up by one, but that was the last time they would take the lead as the Swinburne Lady Cobras closed out the first half on a 14-6 run to be up by seven at the half.Despite an uncharacteristically low scoring third quarter for both teams, the Braves scoring six points and the Swinburne Lady Cobras only three, the Swinburne Lady Cobras got back on track in the fourth and converted on multiple trips to the free throw line.
A solid effort on the boards by the Swinburne Lady Cobras’ post players gave them a huge 42-28 advantage.Parsons led the way in rebounding with ten and also dropped in ten points for a double-double performance.Pererra once again led the Swinburne Lady Cobras in scoring with 18 and currently leads the League in that category with a 21.1 points per game average.Hayley Moffatt came off the bench strong and contributed 16 points in the win.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras travel to Albury this weekend to face the Albury Wodonga Bandits.Tipoff is at 6:15pm.The Swinburne Lady Cobras will be on the road back to back weekends taking on Frankston on 12 May before returning home 19 May 2012 to face Canberra.
The Swinburne Cobras were looking to get back on track after coming off a win in Tasmania last week, but unfortunately took another fall this weekend as they lost to the Braves 96-67 at home.The Swinburne Cobras could not get comfortable and trailed the entire game after their first bucket.
After only being down by five at first quarter time, the Swinburne Cobras gave up 32 points in the second quarter and buried themselves in a hole they could not climb out of.The Swinburne Cobras could not find their rhythm and went 2/12 from the three point line and shot 56% from the free throw line.
The struggles continued in the second half, as the Swinburne Cobras were plagued with more missed opportunities on the offensive end.The team recorded 18 turnovers in the game which the Braves were able to convert into 28 points.The Swinburne Cobras could not find a way to stop the Braves’ attack, led by Tom Garlepp with 26 points.
Swinburne Cobras forward Auryn MacMillan commented “It was a great home crowd for a Sunday game.The fans came out in full force and provided an exciting atmosphere to play in.Unfortunately we weren’t able to provide the result they were looking for.We have a lot of small issues to work out, but have every intention of making the changes necessary to start playing the Basketball our fans deserve to see.”
Forward Garfield Blair had to work for every one of his 16 points to lead the team in scoring.Zach Malvik followed with 13 points and Tim Lang added 10 points and 10 rebounds to the effort.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras travel to Albury this weekend to face the Albury Wodonga Bandits.Tipoff is at 8:15pm.The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will be on the road back to back weekends taking on Frankston on 12 May before returning home 19 May 2012 to face Canberra.
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