Slammers Loss To Joondalup Means Quarter Finals against Perth Redbacks

Quarter Finals schedule released

Slammers Loss To Joondalup Means Quarter Finals against Perth Redbacks

The Print Sync South West Slammers have finish the State Basketball League regular season in fifth following a close loss to the Joondalup Wolves.

A sluggish second quarter put the Slammers down by as much at 17 points during the early part of the third period.

But a quick start to the final quarter through Travis Vogel and Teny Puot saw the visitors close within three points.

However Joondalup's Ryan Wright and Trian Iliadis lifted in the closing stages to run out the game 89-86.

Tre Nichols had another lead performance for the Slammers with 24 points and 6 rebounds, while being helped out by Puot (15 points, 5 rebounds) and Brian Voelkel (16 points, 20 rebounds).

Despite the loss, it showed the South West are able to match it with the more fancied title favourites.

Finishing fifth means a Quarter Final series against the Perth Redbacks, who have former Perth Wildcat Shaun Redhage and former Wildcats' develeopment players Joel Wagner and Michael Vigor.

But if Saturday night's performance is to go by, the Slammers will take it right up to them as they search for their first SBL championship since 1999. 






GAME 3 (if needed)

1st v 8th

Willetton Tigers vs. Perry Lakes

@ Willetton, Sat 5 Aug 7pm

@ Perry Lakes, Fri 11 Aug 7pm

@ Willetton, Sat 12 Aug 8pm

2nd v 7th

Joondalup Wolves vs. Cockburn Cougars

@ Joondalup, Sat 5 Aug 7pm

@ Cockburn, Fri 11 Aug 7pm

@ Joondalup, Sat 12 Aug 8pm

3rd v 6th

Geraldton Buccaneers vs. Stirling Senators

@ Stirling, Sat 5 Aug, 8pm

@ Geraldton, Sat 12 Aug 7:30pm

@ Geraldton Sun 13 Aug 12pm

4th v 5th

Perth Redbacks vs. South West Slammers

@ Perth, Sat 5 Aug 7pm

@ South West, Sat 12 Aug 7pm

@ Perth, Sun 13 Aug 12pm