SBL, Round 14: South West Slammers host in-form Mandurah Magic sides

South West Slammers' Women's side suffered a frustrating eight-point loss to the Mandurah Magic in Round 14.

Mandurah captain Rachel Halleen (9 points) got the ball rolling, before teammates Casey Mihovilovich (20), Carly Boag (15), and Delany Junkermier (12) chipped in.

Setting up multiple three-point attempts and lay ups, six of the Slammers' 12 players hit the scoreboard in the opening term.

With Junkermier and Taylor Brown (15) upping the ante, the visitors held the lead throughout the first half.

Brittni Montgomery (20) and Makailah Dyer (19) sunk several baskets, before Adele East (6) shot five points in the second quarter.

Recovering from a six-point deficit at half time, the third term belonged to Montgomery, Dyer, and Courtney Bayliss.

Nailing six three-pointers, the Slammers' captain collected a double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds) in front of a feverish home crowd.

Following a one-sided fourth quarter, Mandurah picked up a solid 82 to 74 win.

The Slammers were then dealt another cruel blow by Rockingham on Saturday evening.

Led by a strong starting five, the Flames scored a whopping 47 points to 23 before half time.

Dyer (15) and Bayliss (13) maintained composure, while Beige Harris claimed 16 points and 6 rebounds.

Toying with the Slammers in the second half, the Flames retained sixth spot on the ladder with a 93 to 52 win.

The Slammers' Men's team was excited to welcome back Mitchell Keller on Friday night.

Up against Mandurah, Keller and his teammates put the Slammers in front by seven at quarter time.

Captain Michael Lay (18) and Tyler Livingston (9) tore through Mandurah's defence, while Marvin Smith Li kept the visitors in the contest.

Effective throughout the clash, Smith Li earned a double-double with 31 points and 13 rebounds.

Travis Durnin made his mark by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds against his former club.

As Smith Li and Durnin piled on the points, the Slammers suffered another second term slump.

The Magic extended their margin from 10 at the main break to 13 at three quarter time.

Spells from Lay and Terrell Carter (21) closed the gap, before Mandurah romped home to win 80 to 69.

Round 14 went from bad to worse, after Rockingham crushed the Slammers at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex.

Trailing at quarter time, the Slammers came back thanks to Carter (top scoring with 24), Livingston (12), and Keller (10).

Sinking 27 to 16 in the fourth, the Flames went on to celebrate a 92 to 69 win.

Rockingham's Ryan Godfrey (23), Justin Beard (17), Bradley Robbins (17), and Luke Travers (16) all put in top-notch efforts.