SBL 2019, Round 10: Win and loss for Slammers against Rockingham Flames

The South West Slammers' Women's side remains inside the top eight following its narrow win over Rockingham on Friday night.

Returning to the Eaton Recreation Centre, Slammer Bianca Donovan (10 points, six rebounds) landed four free-throws from four attempts early in the opening quarter.

With help from Christina Boag (25), the Flames moved out to a commanding lead.

Shooting one three-pointer and one two-pointer, captain Ella Kennedy put Rockingham further ahead, 26 to 20, late in the term.

Boag upped the ante in the second quarter, before Slammers' imports Makailah Dyer (29) and Brittni Montgomery (18) took charge and closed the gap.

A tight contest saw Rockingham lead by one at half time.

Flames' stars Darcee Garbin (top scoring with 28) and Maddison Allen (9) both picked up steam in the third quarter.

Slammers' captain Courtney Bayliss (14) made her mark on the game with four impressive three-pointers.

The lead changed nine times in the fourth, before the Slammers celebrated a 77 to 76 win in front of a feverish home crowd.

Breathing a sigh of relief, the Slammers took their record to five wins and six losses.

Last week, Dyer was voted into the SBL 2019 - Women's World All-Star starting five.

The side, coached by Charles Nix (Joondalup Wolves), will take on Team Australia in the Murdoch University SBL All-Star Games, for Red Frogs Australia, at the Bendat Basketball Centre next month.

Plagued by injuries and a revolving door of import players, the Slammers' Men's side suffered yet another setback in Round 10.

The Slammers played extremely well against Rockingham in the first quarter.

Import Tyler Livingston (34) shot 10 for the term, after captain Michael Lay (claiming plenty of points, rebounds, turnovers, and steals) further cemented his reputation.

Lucas Goff made seven rebounds in Friday's clash, while teammate Brody England earned nine points and 11 rebounds.

Spectacular efforts from Josh Richart (24) and Greg Hire (collecting a double-double with 17 points and 19 rebounds) pushed the visitors to a 20 to 13 quarter-time lead.

Rockingham star Caleb White (19) and captain Ryan Godfrey (16) then teamed up to wreak havoc upon the Slammers in the second term.

Ahead by 20 at the main break, the Flames piled on the points and held a comfortable lead throughout the second half.

Going down 64 to 96, the Slammers fell to their 12th consecutive loss.

Playing in Eaton this Saturday night, both Slammers' sides stand a chance against Kalamunda Eastern Suns.

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