Hodges hopes to dominate

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South West Slammers import Brittany Hodges will be hoping for a repeat performance when her side battles the Perth Redbacks tomorrow night.
Camera IconSouth West Slammers import Brittany Hodges will be hoping for a repeat performance when her side battles the Perth Redbacks tomorrow night. Credit: JLG photographics, Jon Gellweiler

Hostilities will resume tomorrow night between the Printsync South West Slammers women’s team and the Perth Redbacks at Oasis Belmont, when the two sides meet for the second time this season.

The Slammers hold bragging rights over the Redbacks, having handed the Perth team a 13-point defeat in Round 2 on the back of a massive Brittany Hodges double-double.

Hodges was on fire that night, scoring a game-high 27 points, as well as grabbing 19 rebounds in one of the performances of the season.

The Slammers have won just one of their past seven games, having lost to the Cockburn Cougars at the weekend after holding a commanding lead early in the second quarter.

The Redbacks are on a roll, losing just one of their past six games since facing the Slammers.

Coach Peter Harper said if the Slammers played like they did in the first quarter of the Cockburn loss, they could beat anyone.

“We can take some confidence from what we did in that quarter,” he said.

“But our defence was not acceptable in that third quarter.”

Harper said the players would need to help Hodges stay out of foul trouble after she sat on the bench for much of the third quarter at the weekend because she had four fouls.

“Our perimeter defence has to be better,” he said.

“We have to try to protect her.”

The Slammers take on the Redbacks tomorrow night with tip-off at 6.30pm.

The women’s team do not play Saturday, taking a break because the Buccs do not have a women’s side.

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