West Coast Classic 2020, round eight: Joondalup's men's side claims 79-67 win over SW Slammers

On the court: Luke Deighton secured two rebounds in the Slammers' showdown with Joondalup on Saturday night. Photo: Thomas Munday.
On the court: Luke Deighton secured two rebounds in the Slammers' showdown with Joondalup on Saturday night. Photo: Thomas Munday.

The South West Slammers' men's side fared better than expected against the fourth-placed Joondalup Wolves in round eight.

Saturday evening saw the Slammers return to the Eaton Recreation Centre for the team's final home game of the season.

The Wolves quickly scored the first 10 points of the game, before the Slammers fought to close the gap.

Leading comfortably at quarter time, Joondalup's Lochlan Cummings (26 points) landed a series of jump shots and three-pointers in the second term.

Thanks to Mitch Keller (collecting another double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds) and Brody England (19 points), the home side produced a stellar comeback in the third.

Efforts from Matthew Teale (14 points) and Reece Maxwell (14 points) steered the visitors to a hard-fought 79-67 victory.

The Slammers' women's side were looking to secure their first win of the season against league leaders Joondalup on Saturday afternoon.

Kayla Steindl (22 points) and Isabelle Miotti (9) guided the visitors to a commanding 13-point lead at the first change.

Former Slammers' star Georgia Denehey (eight points) extended the margin with two three-pointers and one lay-up late in the second quarter.

Sharp shooting and strong team coordination saw seven of Joondalup's 12 players hit the scoreboard in the third term.

Slotting another 26 points to 10 in the fourth, the Wolves stormed home to claim a resounding 106-26 away win.

Shannon Verhagen, Anita Reca, and Javene Fitch top-scored for the Slammers with four points each, while Imogen Van Laere made six rebounds.

Round nine will see the Slammers go up against the Geraldton Buccaneers at Active West Stadium.

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