Slammers to gel as season continues

South Western Times

After a tough start to the season, the Printsync South West Slammers will be hoping for an early Easter present tonight when they battle the Rockingham Flames at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex.

The winless Slammers will take on a confident Flames outfit, who are coming off their second victory of the year at the weekend, when they defeated the Lakeside Lightning by 15 points.

Slammers coach Charles Nix said he was pleased with his side’s effort against the Stirling Senators and believed as time went on his team would begin to gel.

“We just have to stick to our processes,” he said.

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“We have not had the same team take the court in any game.”

Nix praised the efforts of co-captain Clive Weeden, who has had to do a lot of work on the boards up until the weekend when Brian Voelkel came into the line-up.

“He has been a monster for us,” he said.

“He has not had a lot of support. Clive has had to carry the load in the post.

“Hopefully now with Brian in the line-up it helps ease the load on Clive.”

Another aspect of the game the Slammers need to work on is freeing up dynamic guard Tre Nichols, who hit just one three-pointer at the weekend.

Nix said as the team worked out each other’s games, Nichols would get better looks.

“Teams are throwing their best defender at him,” he said.

“As the chemistry builds, he will finds the shots will be better.”

Nix identified Flames import Donovon Jack as a danger man, after he scored 30 points against the Lightning.

“We will make him work both ways,” he said.

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