Junior Slammers fare well at Lakeside

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The Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers junior sides took on Lakeside in round four of the Western Australian Basketball League at the weekend.

The girl’s teams won four of their six games, whilst the Under-16s boys and Under-17s boys prevailed over Lakeside.

The Under-16s boys had a close tussle with their opponents with the lead changing numerous times before the Slammers surge ahead in the final quarter following some stern words from coach Paul Dugan.

Joshua England led the charge with 22 points, numerous rebounds and steals and was ably supported by Jordan Sears (18 pts) and Jaydon Wilson (14 pts).

Another highlight of the round for the South West side was one of the club’s two Under-18s men’s teams remaining undefeated.

Mitchell Keller and Liam Kelly were standout point scoring contributors with 24 and 23 points respectively with Jarrod Cox chipping in with 12 points.

The Slammers’ winning teams were Under-16s boys 69-56, Under-18s(2) boys 75-65, Under-12s girls 51-37, Under-13s girls 65-47, Under-14s girls 57-43 and the under-15s girls 61-24.

The club would also like to congratulate players Meg Ferraz, Shelby Davison and Marnie Johnstone who have been selected in the WA Country Under-16s women’s team.

Sarsha Banasiak and Kailyn Crabbe were named reserves for that team.

Meanwhile rising stars Jayden Pearce, Jordan Sears, Joshua England, Joshua Blight, Mitchell Lockhart and Toby Harper who have also been selected in the WA Country Under-16s men’s team to compete at the Nationals Championships in Tamworth in July.

This Sunday, round five WABL action gets underway at the Eaton Recreation Centre where. Games begin at 9am.

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