Slammers’ rest is over

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Charlotte Van Kleef has been in good shooting form for the South West Slammers.
Camera IconCharlotte Van Kleef has been in good shooting form for the South West Slammers. Credit: Picture: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

A week’s break and the return of a young trio have the Printsync South West Slammers women’s side primed for two big clashes this weekend.

The team had the bye, while the men’s team travelled to play the Goldfields Giants, with a couple of players taking part in a D-League match against a Giants’ women’s side.

But come Saturday two points will be on the line when the South West side travels to Belmont Oasis, where they will face a red-hot Redbacks side who have six wins from eight games.

The Slammers then follow this up with a home game against the Perry Lakes Hawks on Sunday, with the State Basketball League’s women’s round initiative meaning they will play after the men at 2pm.

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Cian Parsons, Beige Harris and Tayah Burrows are both expected to return for the Slammers having played for WA Country at the Australian under-18 Basketball Championships last month.

Coach Peter Harper said everyone was excited to get back on the court and continue their push for the play-offs.

“It is going to be tough,” he said.

“We just have to continue to play as a team and share the ball.

“Our defence was pretty good.”

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