Slammers to take on star

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Arguably the best player in the State stands between the Printsync South West Slammers and their first victory of the season tonight.

Sami Whitcomb will play her second last game for the Willetton Tigers at 6.30pm today before she heads to the United States to play for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.

The 29-year-old has been the best player in the competition for the first two games, scoring 77 points for the Tigers, including 43 against the Stirling Senators on Sunday.

Despite the big task ahead, Slammers co-captain Kate Fielding said the team would prepare similar to how they had in recent weeks.

“By working on both team defence and individual scouts,” she said.

“Our defence has let us down in the first two games of the season, so I expect we’ll be working hard on that this week and there’s no better timing if we’re going to be taking on the Tigers.

“While there will obviously be a focus on Sami, they have a lot of depth in their squad and it will take all our girls to work hard defensively as a team.”

Fielding backed young teammates Georgia Denehey and Raya Thompson to limit Whitcomb, with the former international basketballer believing the Perth Lynx star could “never” be fully stopped.

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