Grover still out to cause ‘havoc’

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Cian Parsons in action for the Slammers, who end their campaign against Willetton tomorrow night.
Camera IconCian Parsons in action for the Slammers, who end their campaign against Willetton tomorrow night.

With the dream of playing finals in 2019 officially over, the Printsync South West Slammers women’s team will end their campaign against the Willetton Tigers at the Willetton Basketball Stadium tomorrow night.

Entering last weekend’s double-header four points adrift of the top eight, the Slammers suffered heavy losses against the Lakeside Lightning and Perry Lakes Hawks.

With Courtney Bayliss out of sorts from illness, Bianca Donovan battling bruised ribs and Brittni Montgomery ruled out with a shoulder injury, the home side were comprehensively beaten by the in-form Hawks.

Despite the loss, Slammers coach Nathan Grover took some positives from the loss, including Beige Harris’s hustle at both ends of the glass, ahead of the Tigers clash.

“There is no reason why we can’t beat them,” he said.

“Go out on a high and cause a bit of havoc in the top four. We may be out of it but we can still cause some problems for other teams.

“Willetton will be hoping that they make the top four, so we can put an end to that.”

Scouting report(Willetton Tigers)

Form: Simon Parker’s team are in fifth spot and could make a deep play-off run if they are good enough.

The Tigers have been bolstered by the return of Zoe Harper, who missed the first half of the season after giving birth to her son.

Harper notched up her 250th game against the Wolves on June 27 and has added extra grunt under the post for the Tigers’ offence.

They were blown away 87-66 by the Mandurah Magic last week, with Carly Boag and Taylor Brown carving them up. It was a forgettable evening for reliable Tigers forward Desiree Kelley, who shot 1/10.

Tigers - League position: 5th; home record: 6-3; away record: 6-5; last round: lost to Mandurah Magic 87-66

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