Slammers’ horror start continues

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The Printsync South West Slammers conceded a 15-point quarter-time lead on Saturday night, as the East Perth Eagles over-ran the home side by 11 points at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

It was run and stun for the Slammers in the first quarter, who jumped to a 32-17 lead at the first break, before a zone defence by the Eagles starved the Slammers of opportunity and had them score 20 points across the next two quarters, before they eventually lost 86-75.

The home side went with a small starting line-up, as Tre Nichols, Michael Lay and Teny Puot went about their speedy work, out manoeuvring the Eagles’ defence early in the game.

But after a re-adjustment at quarter time, the Eagles started to dominate, as Drew Williamson (30 points, six assists) led his side to a solid victory.

Lay and Nichols both scored 21 points for the game, while Chris Douglas did his best under the basket to pull in 11 rebounds, but it was not enough as the Eagles ran away with an important victory.

The Eagles shared the ball well, racking up 21 assists, and shot well to upset the Slammers.

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