Slammers claim double

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

Stand-out performances from Brian Voelkel and Clive Weeden led the Printsync South West Slammers to back-to-back wins this weekend.

Voelkel recorded two triple-doubles as he continues his impressive season, while co-captain Weeden put on a defensive performance to remember against the Perry Lakes Hawks on Saturday night, before hitting a game-high 25 points in the win over the Kalamunda Eastern Suns on Sunday.

The Slammers started with a 13-point win against the Hawks at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

Voelkel was exceptional, scoring 12 points while also grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds and 13 assists in the 82-69 victory.

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It was a tight contest for the entire four quarters, with Weeden getting the better of Hawks giant Brian Carlwell, despite being 5cm shorter than the 211cm centre.

The Slammers kept Hawks’ captain Ben Purser to just three points until he worked his way into the game and helped his side mount a comeback in the last.

But the Slammers hit a number of clutch free throws, while Michael Lay (13 points) cut the key on numerous occasions late in the game to help the home side hold on for the win.

On Sunday the Slammers hit the road and defeated the Kalamunda Eastern Suns by 18 points at the Ray Owen Sports Centre.

It was an excellent effort in the third quarter, when they held the Suns to just 16 points while putting away 27 of their own, which was the catalyst for the 98-80 victory.

Voelkel again recorded a triple-double (14 points, 21 rebounds, 13 assists), while Weeden was exceptional, shooting at 56 from the field.

Suns’ Courtney Belger was impressive for the home side, hitting 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, but he had little help as the Slammers notched up their fourth win of the season.

Travis Durnin was also good for the Slammers, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 16 minutes on the court.

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