SBL 2019, Round Nine: Warwick Senators take down Slammers

A sluggish first quarter hampered the South West Slammers' Women's side during its clash with Warwick Senators in Round Nine.

After the opening tip-off, Warwick leapt off the blocks before scoring the first nine points of the game.

Senator Samantha Roscoe (17) broke through the home side's defence and made 12 for the term.

The Slammers were aided by import Brittni Montgomery (10 points, nine rebounds) throughout all-four quarters.

However, without fellow import Makailah Dyer, the side was lacking in confidence.

Dyer, coach Nathan Grover, and Slammer Nation watched as Warwick claimed a 29 to 10 lead at quarter time.

Senators Stacey Barr (21 points, five steals, four rebounds, and three assists), Tayla Hepburn (9), Samaria Howard (9), and Bianca Villegas (6) produced dynamite performances in the second term.

Slammer Bianca Donovan (9) impressed in the first half, while captain Courtney Bayliss (20) celebrated her 200th game in style.

Ahead by 20 points at the main break, Warwick's Maddison Hooper (15) and Caitlyn Jones (13) extended the visitors' lead in the third quarter.

Following an exciting fourth term, the Senators secured their sixth win of the season with a 100 to 71 result.

The loss saw the Slammers slip to eighth on the ladder behind Mandurah Magic.

Going down to Warwick by 37 points, the Slammers' Men's team had a night to forget.

Ashley Litterick (collecting a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds) put the Senators ahead in the opening term.

Behind by seven at quarter time, Slammers Brody England (20) and Tyler Livingston (15) closed the gap in the second.

Warwick quickly responded by shooting 18 unanswered points just before half time.

Slammer Lucas Goff produced six rebounds, before teammate Cory Richardson (3) picked up seven rebounds and five turnovers.

Captain Michael Lay starred for the home side with a spectacular 21 points, six turnovers, six steals, and five assists.

With support from Ngor Manyang (19) and captain Cody Ellis (18), the visitors made 24 to 15 in the third quarter.

Unfazed by Lay's efforts in the final term, Warwick ran out to a resounding 101 to 64 victory.

After 11 consecutive losses, the Slammers remain at the bottom of the leaderboard.

Both Slammers' sides will face off against Rockingham Flames at Eaton Recreation Centre this Friday night.

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