Field goal percentage proves costly

Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
Courtney Bayliss managed to score 13 points in the match against the Rockingham Flames at the weekend.
Camera IconCourtney Bayliss managed to score 13 points in the match against the Rockingham Flames at the weekend. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

The Printsync South West Slammers women’s side have dropped to 10th place on the State Basketball League ladder after losing to the Rockingham Flames 78-51 at the Eaton Recreation Centre on Saturday.

Inaccuracy cost the South West side who only managed 20 per cent from field goal attempts.

Georgia Denehey was the top scorer for the Slammers with 15 points while Courtney Bayliss was the only other player on the team to score double figures with 13 points.

Darcee Garbin scored the most points for the night with 31 while Jacinta Bourne (15) and Maddison Allen (14) also reached double figures for the Flames.

Garbin also hauled in 14 rebounds for Rockingham while Allen also collected 10 boards.

The Flames doubled the number of steals from the Slammers with 14 to seven which had a significant impact on the match.

The South West team collected 34 defensive rebounds to be equal with the Flames but the Rockingham side had 15 offensive rebounds compared to six from the Slammers.

Despite recording five losses so far this season, the Slammers still boast a relatively healthy percentage of 91.46.

They currently sit above the Perry Lakes Hawks who have won one game and the East Perth Eagles who are yet to record a victory.

This weekend the Slammers will return to Eaton Recreation Centre to face the Cockburn Cougars who sit in eighth place.

The Cougars also have two wins but from less games played.

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