Masks key to Slammers

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Women’s coach Anita Reca has had a different start to the 2021 season.
Camera IconWomen’s coach Anita Reca has had a different start to the 2021 season. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

The fate of Sunday night’s women’s clash between the Perkins Builders South West Slammers and Rockingham Flames hangs on whether the State Government’s mask mandate is extended from Saturday.

Late Tuesday night, the club received confirmation that if the mask restrictions were relaxed, the Flames clash would tip off at 5pm (men’s 7pm)

“We anticipate the State Government and in turn BWA to confirm we have the green light late Friday.

“We will keep you updated as we get closer,” a written statement said.

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Scouting report

(Rockingham Flames)

Form: The Flames have played only once so far this season, which was a narrow loss against the Cockburn Cougars.

Ultimately, their effort was bookended by a slow start and sluggish finish, which resulted in them falling short by seven points.

Despite the loss, the Flames received excellent service from Alexandra Ciabattoni, with a game-high 32 points (including 5-9 from three-point territory).

Flames — League position: 8th; home record: 0-0; away record: 0-1; last round: lost to Cockburn Cougars 85-78.

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