Accuracy hurts South West

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Slammers' Kate Fielding looks for a free player.
Camera IconSlammers' Kate Fielding looks for a free player. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock

The Printsync South West Slammers women’s team finished their season off with a hard-fought 17 point loss to the Joondalup Wolves at the Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Saturday night.

Struggling on offence, the Slammers scored at just 31 per cent from the field in their 71-54 defeat.

The Slammers were still without import Brittany Hodges due to injury, while Raya Thompson made her return to the court, coming off the bench.

Joondalup had the hot start and led 2-15 at the end of the first term, before both sides struggled on offence, with just 20 points scored for the second term.

Again the Wolves began to work harder and out-scored the Slammers 22-14 during the third term, before the Slammers fought back again to gain some respectability.

Slammers captain Courtney Bayliss finished her season well with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Kate Fielding (11 points, nine rebounds) and Thompson (10 points) were also handy offensively.

Joondalup’s Klara Wischer was the star of the game, finishing with a game-high 25 points as well as 14 rebounds, while Chelsea Belcher chipped in with 18 points.

It was Wischer and Belcher’s power in the paint which hurt the Slammers, with the South West side conceding 38 points under the post.

The Slammers finish the season in 10th, with a record of six wins and 16 losses.

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