Triscari upbeat following Senators clash

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Slammers skipper Michael Lay in action against the East Perth Eagles earlier this season. Lay again was best for the Slammers on Sunday.
Camera IconSlammers skipper Michael Lay in action against the East Perth Eagles earlier this season. Lay again was best for the Slammers on Sunday. Credit: Justin Fris

The Warwick Senators were forced to dig deep during Sunday afternoon’s 89-82 victory over the Printsync South West Slammers men’s team at the Warwick Basketball Stadium.

John Triscari’s Slammers made a terrific start to the contest, sinking their first seven inside shots and posing several questions to the reputable Senators defence.

Leading by four points at quarter time, the home side managed to slowly gain ascendancy offensively and took advantage of Terrell Carter’s lengthy absence out on the floor due to foul trouble.

“He’s a professional athlete,” Triscari said.

“So he needs to adopt the way that umpires officiate out here. Instead of him whinging and moaning about it, he needs to decide on how he can play under how they umpire.

“I’m sure he will.”

The Senators managed to pull away in the closing stages of the match, with Robert Anshila (17 points, eight rebounds, two steals) and Caleb Davis (23 points, nine rebounds, four assists) doing the bulk of the damages.

Triscari is optimistic that his side will take a great deal from the clash and believes his side can cause a few more upsets.

“From the start of the season to where we are now there are so many positives,” he said.

“We are able to stay within our offensive structure, we have belief in what is going on and the way that we are working together.”

One man who very much has become the glue of keeping Triscari’s team together is evergreen skipper Michael Lay (29 points, eight rebounds, eight assists) again dominating without peer at times.

“I believe he was the best player on the court yesterday,” Triscari said.

“And he came off a week of being really crook with flu-like symptoms.”

The Slammers are back within the warm confines of the Eaton Recreation Centre on Saturday night, when they host the league leading Joondalup Wolves.

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