Slammers dig deep to shut down Wolves

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Makailah Dyer put up quality numbers against the Wolves on Saturday night.
Camera IconMakailah Dyer put up quality numbers against the Wolves on Saturday night. Credit: Justin Fris

The Printsync South West Slammers women’s team upset the high flying Joondalup Wolves 80-69 on Saturday night at HBF Arena.

Nathan Grover’s side, which entered the clash having lost five of its previous six games, produced an outstanding defensive effort, restricting the dangerous Amber Land and in-form guard Mikayla Pirini to 20 points between them.

After a close opening, the visitors broke the game open with an impressive 7-0 offensive run, with Brittni Montgomery (12 points, eight rebounds, two assists) and Courtney Bayliss (26 points, nine rebounds) finding their groove offensively.

Holding a 22-16 quarter-time lead, the visitors were forced to dig deep during the second quarter, as Charles Nix’s Wolf Pack trimmed the margin down to one point by the half.

Acutely aware that they needed to make a statement, the Slammers burst out of the blocks early in the third quarter with another 7-0 run to put themselves in front for the remainder of the contest.

With the victory, the Slammers move to 6-7 and maintain their spot in the top eight.

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