South Western Times

ROAD TO REDEMPTION

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The Perkins Builders South West Slammers women’s team travel to the Lakeside Recreation Centre on Saturday night, on the back of a forgettabl­e start to the 2021 season.

With all three of the opening four defeats in excess of 50 points, Anita Reca’s side desperatel­y needs a spark to turn its season around.

Three-point shooting (2/12 successful attempts against the Warwick Senators, 4/23 successful attempts against the Rockingham Flames) and turnovers (36 against the Senators, 27 against the Flames) cost the Slammers dearly last weekend, and they can illafford to repeat that against a hungry Lightning outfit.

Scouting reports: (Slammers) League position:

12th; home record: 0-2; away record: 0-2; last round: lost to Warwick Senators 111-32, lost to Rockingham Flames 80-39. Top performer (vs Flames)

— Zaya Black (11 points — 4/15 field goal attempts, 2/7 three-point attempts, six rebounds, one assist, one steal).

(Lightning)

Form: The Lightning fell to the East Perth Eagles 80-75 last Saturday, with a few lapses in the second quarter ultimately resulting in them playing catch up for the remainder of the game. They have a number of tall key playmakers who can shoot really well and have no qualms at penetratin­g inside the paint. The Lightning are also usually keen to put up a lot of shots from downtown — last week, they went 12/44 from beyond the three-point line.

League position: 11th; home record: 0-1; away record: 0-1; last round: lost to East Perth Eagles 80-75. Top performer (vs Eagles) — Ashleigh Isenbarger (21 points — 7/24 field goal attempts, 2/12 three-point attempts, 12 rebounds, three assists, four steals).

 ?? Picture: Jon Gellweiler ?? Leah York was a shining light for the Slammers during Sunday night’s loss against the Rockingham Flames.
Picture: Jon Gellweiler Leah York was a shining light for the Slammers during Sunday night’s loss against the Rockingham Flames.

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