Perry Lakes a challenge for Slammers

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
John Triscari and his Printsync South West Slammers side have a big challenge this weekend.
Camera IconJohn Triscari and his Printsync South West Slammers side have a big challenge this weekend. Credit: Justin Fris / South Western Times

Things don’t get any easier for the Printsync South West Slammers men’s team on Saturday night, when they pay a visit to the Perry Lakes Hawks.

John Triscari’s men suffered a brutal 115-55 loss to a Joondalup Wolves side oozing with talent – and this week come up against Shawn Redhage and Clint Steindl, both of whom have enjoyed successful careers with the Perth Wildcats.

Slammers: It was a night to forget for the South West side, who fell away after a promising start.

They were outscored 30-7 in the second term, with Wolves import Ridell Camidge (46 points,three rebounds, two assists, three steals) torching the young defence.

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Hawks: Lingering in sixth spot, Matt Parsons’s side are in prime position to defend their SBL championship.

Inclusions of Redhage and Steindl have provided extra bite to an already impressive offence.

John Triscari’s take (Slammers)

“Absolutely it hurt and we felt disappointment,” he said post-game against the Wolves.

“You work on aspects of the game through the week – and it just doesn’t seem to be sinking in.

“We are doing competitive-type drills so that we are practising how we need to play.

“We are in for a helluva time this week against Perry Lakes.

“Matt Parsons won’t let up – that’s his coaching style.

“If he has an advantage, he will ram it home and we need to grin and bear it.

“That’s how it is.

“But until we get up to the standard which we need to be, that’s what is going to happen.”

Scouting report(Perry Lakes Hawks)

League position: 6th; home record: 5-4; away record: 4-2; last round: defeated Kalamunda Eastern Suns 94-89.

Top performer: Brian Purser — 18 points (7/13 from the field, 1/3 from beyond the arc, 1/1 from free throw line), seven rebounds, six assists, zero steals.

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