Missed shots for Slammers cost women in Warwick

Mitchell WoodcockBunbury Herald

A double-double from import Brittany Hodges was not enough for the Printsync South West Slammers to grab a third win of the season, going down to the Stirling Senators by 19 points at Warwick Stadium on Sunday.

Hodges hit a game-high 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in an excellent display, but it was not enough as the Slammers’ poor shooting contributed to a 76-57 loss.

The Slammers began the game well and got out to a 17-10 quarter-time lead, but they conceded 24 points in the next period and scored just 10 of their own in a bad term for the visitors.

Stirling then took complete control, as Kisha Lee dominated, hitting 21 points while also grabbing eight rebounds and passing off nine assists.

Overall it was the Slammers’ shooting which let them down, going at just 34 per cent from the field and hitting just one of 16 three-point attempts for the game.

This led to the Slammers scoring just 20 points after the main break. Captain Courtney Bayliss was unusually quiet, scoring just two points although she did grab seven defensive rebounds.

Guard Georgia Denehey joined Hodges as the only player for the Slammers to hit double figures, as the South West side found it hard to find the net.

Overall the Slammers struggled, losing the rebound count 47-35 and the assist count 22-14.

Amber Land grabbed 10 rebounds for the Senators in a good performance, while Rebekah Throns chipped in with 15 points.

The Slammers will have to wait for Thursday to get redemption, when they travel to the Mike Barnett Sports Complex to battle the Rockingham Flames.

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