Home win crucial for women

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
The Slammers face a must-win game on Saturday night against the Wolves.Picture: Justin Fris
Camera IconThe Slammers face a must-win game on Saturday night against the Wolves.Picture: Justin Fris

Nothing short of a win will do for the Printsync South West Slammers women’s team on Saturday night at home against the Joondalup Wolves.

Sunday’s loss to the Warwick Senators resulted in Nathan Grover’s side tumbling out of the top eight and they face a brutal run for the remainder of the year.

Slammers American import Makailah Dyer is well aware of what is at stake for the team.

“Every game counts,” she said.

“I think we have a lot of confidence because we beat them last time. They’ve added some important pieces, but we are going in confident because we’ve been playing well as a team.

“Obviously last week was a tough one, but if we can put four quarters together, we should come out on top.”

Scouting report(Joondalup Wolves)

Form: It’s been a lean stretch of games for Charles Nix’s side, which has lost five games in a row. A team seemingly destined for the minor premiership, the Wolfpack is now in a battle to stay in the top four. Despite their recent stumbles, this team still has plenty of weapons, with Amber Land and Mikayla Pirini leading the charge.

League position: 4th; home record: 5-3; away record: 6-4; last round: lost to Willetton Tigers 71-53

Top performer (v Tigers): Amber Land, seven points (2/11 from the field, 0/0 from beyond the arc, 3/4 from free throw line), 13 rebounds, one steal.

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