South West Slammers’ women miss mark against title contenders

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Courtney Bayliss.
Camera IconCourtney Bayliss. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock

The defending champions proved just too good for the Printsync South West Slammers women on Saturday evening.

The Slammers were able to keep pace with Lakeside Lightning during the first and third quarters, but the away team showed its class to edge ahead on the way to an 82-70 win.

Shooting again proved to be an Achilles heal for the Slammers as the side put more shots up but shot at only 36 per cent from the field and 24 per cent from beyond the arc.

In comparison, Lakeside hit 42 per cent from the field and 37 per cent from three-point land.

GeAnna Luaulu-Summers led the way for the Lightning with 16 points while Alison Schwagmeyer’s scoreboard impact was limited to just 12 points by Slammers’ guard Bianca Donovan.

Makailah Dyer registered 22 points and Courtney Bayliss managed 21 to lead the scoring for the home team.

There was also positive signs that Slammers import Brittni Montgomery has started to settle more into her role for the side.

Foul trouble through the opening six rounds of the season had seen her play reduced minutes but she was able to play a season high 33 while contributing 18 points and eight rebounds.

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