Women face big challenge away

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Printsync South West Slammers import Brittni Montgomery talks it over with an official during Saturday night’s clash against the Eastern Suns.
Camera IconPrintsync South West Slammers import Brittni Montgomery talks it over with an official during Saturday night’s clash against the Eastern Suns. Credit: Justin Fris

The Printsync South West Slammers women’s team face the table topping Joondalup Wolves on Saturday night at HBF Arena, with their play-offs destiny in their own hands.

Sitting in eighth spot – and with the Kalamunda Eastern Suns and Perth Redbacks nipping at their heels – the Slammers need to arrest a worrying trend of recent losses.

Slammers: The South West-based side crashed to a 92-74 loss against the plucky Eastern Suns, who broke the game open with a late 8-0 run to end the first quarter and never looked like losing from that point on. The Slammers committed 25 turnovers during the loss – which the Eastern Suns were able to cash in with 22 points.

Wolves: Sitting two games clear on top of the table and enter Saturday night’s clash unbeaten at home. Didn’t have things their own way early against the Redbacks, before a resolute defensive stand midway through the game ensured they had enough of a buffer to hold firm.

Nathan Grover’s take (Slammers)

“They are missing Kayla Steindl, who is away for a big chunk of the season with her husband.

“There was a bit of back and forth and I assume Nixy (Charles Nix) probably more of a comfortable game.

“To still get the win without Kayla and have a couple of the other girls pop up and score big – they would be pretty confident that they can chalk up some wins without her.”

Scouting report(Joondalup Wolves)

League position: 1st; home record: 5-0; away record: 6-2; last round: defeated Perth Redbacks 79-72

Top performer: Amber Land – 15 points (4/11 from the field, 0/1 from beyond the arc, 7/10 from free throw line), 20 rebounds, three assists, three steals.

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