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Two games set to test stamina

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Raya Thompson and her teammates will have to play two games in less than 24 hours this weekend.
Camera IconRaya Thompson and her teammates will have to play two games in less than 24 hours this weekend. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

The battle on the boards will be where Saturday night’s game between the Printsync South West Slammers and Perry Lakes Hawks will be won, according to coach Peter Harper.

Having won just two games for the season, the Slammers will be hunting victories when they take on the undefeated Perry Lakes Hawks on Saturday night, before travelling to battle the Kalamunda Eastern Suns in their first double-header of the year.

Harper said his side would have to win the inside game if they were to claim victory, with the Hawks having three genuine talls.

“They are not a great outside shooting team, but we need to make sure we play good transition defence,” he said.

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“If we can limit their impact on the boards, then anything is possible.”

Harper said he was confident his team’s fitness would be the challenge of back-to-back games.

“There is not a lot of time to recover and with the travel it will be tough,” he said.

“Sunday’s contest is a more winnable game as Kalamunda are tracking similar to us.”

Tip-off for Saturday’s game is 6pm.

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