KILSYTH Cobras men reset their South East Australian Basketball League season with a desperately needed win on Saturday night.
The Cobras beat Hobart Chargers 95-85 at Kilsyth Sports Centre and set themselves the task of storming into the play-offs in the second half of the season.
The Cobras (7-10) sit in sixth place in the SEABL south conference but are just a win away from the fourth-placed Chargers.
Cobras centre Tim Lang said the win was "massive" for his side following two thrashings before the Queen's Birthday weekend break.
"This was like a finals game for us tonight," he said. "After those two 30-point losses, we had to show some pride and get the win."
Lang said the Cobras had done some soul-searching during the long weekend and come back determined to move the ball on offence and play better defence.
"Team chemistry was a big thing for us to sort out," Lang said. "We had to move the ball better, which we did tonight, and it helped a lot that we made our shots from outside because it opens up the court for us.
"This can't be a once-off performance. We have to keep playing like this if we want to win. There is a lot of talent on this team and there is no reason why we can't win games, but if we go back to how we were playing, then we may as well not turn up because we will face more thrashings."
The Cobras shot 54 per cent from the field and 53 per cent from the three-point line compared with the Chargers, who shot 46 per cent from the field and just 27 per cent from outside.
Cobras import Garfield Blair turned on one his best performances of the season with 29points, including five of eight three-pointers. Point guard Zach Malvik had 25 points and Lang added 15.
The Cobras women moved to a 14-2 season record with a 67-53 win over Hobart Chargers earlier on Saturday night.
Hayley Moffatt led the Cobras with 23 points while Kristin Barnes added 15.
Both Cobras teams host Frankston at Kilsyth Sports Centre this Sunday with the women tipping off at 12.30pm and the men at 2.30pm.