Slammers face big test against Flames

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Printsync South West Slammers men’s coach John Triscari remains committed to promoting South West talent irrespective of results.
Camera IconPrintsync South West Slammers men’s coach John Triscari remains committed to promoting South West talent irrespective of results. Credit: Justin Fris / South Western Times

The Printysnc South West Slammers men’s team face the red hot Rockingham Flames on Friday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

Slammers officials will be hoping American import Tyler Livingston is declared match fit by tip off, after experiencing some discomfort with his ankle during Saturday’s 104-61 loss against the Warwick Senators.

Slammers: Burst out to a 5-0 lead against the Senators, with Brody England providing plenty of hustle under the offensive glass.

Refused to waver in effort, despite the Senators gradually getting on top by the end of the first half.

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Triscari has made it clear that he will persevere with youth and give all of his players ample opportunities to show what they can do.

Some players who took that opportunity included Phoenix O’Neill, Charles Kativu and Nicholaas Myburgh – who all continue to improve with each game under their belt.

Flames: Put rival clubs on notice after comprehensively dismantling the Perry Lakes Hawks 86-62 – a side which contained Perth Wildcats legend Shawn Redhage and current Wildcats guard Clint Steindl.

Bolted out to a 23-8 quarter time lead, which was punctuated by an initial 10-2 offensive run.

Greg Hire – another Perth Wildcats legend – continues to provide indispensable support and numbers for his side and has the potential to cause the Slammers’ defence plenty of headaches.

John Triscari’s take (Slammers)

“Rockingham has an abundance of playing talent and we are in for a really tough time.

“Against Warwick last week, I thought the boys played really well. They showed some of the best offence that I have seen and our help defence was really good.

“But this is another level team. Even though they have lost a few games, they are just tough.

“I’ve told the guys that I don’t care what happens, as long as we improve.”

Scouting report(Rockingham Flames)

League position: 5th; home record: 3-1; away record: 5-3; last round: defeated Perry Lakes Hawks 86-62.

Top performer: Greg Hire – 16 points (7/9 from the field, 0/4 from beyond the arc, 2/3 from free throw line), 15 rebounds, eight assists, three steals.

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