NBL1 West 2022: Slammers women’s team face gruelling road trip to Esperance

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Alex Ciabattoni works her way to the basket during the Senators clash.
Camera IconAlex Ciabattoni works her way to the basket during the Senators clash. Credit: Vadele Photography/Vadele Photography

The South West Slammers women’s team head to Esperance this weekend, where they will face the Goldfields Giants on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Although the games are very much winnable, the Slammers enter the double header on the back of a 124-51 hiding against the Warwick Senators — a match where they were grossly uncompetitive as a team in several areas, despite having polished senior players Alex Ciabattoni and Tylinn Carter on the floor.

One positive from the loss was the hard work displayed by Tiahna Sears (seven points, 10 rebounds, one steal), who fought hard until the final whistle.

Slammers coach Robyn Vogel was contacted for comment.

Scouting report

(Giants)

League position: 9th; last round: lost to Mandurah Magic 73-51; top performer (v Magic) — Danielle McCray (21 points — 8/15 field goal attempts, 0/0 three-point attempts, 5/7 free throw attempts, nine rebounds, one assist, three steals).

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