Bench Impresses Grover As Women's Slammers Line Up Important Weekend

East Perth Tonight, Cockburn Tomorrow

12 April 2019

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Daniel Gunson

An important weekend is coming up for the Women's South West Slammers in the State Basketball League.

Tonight they play the East Perth Eagles, a side they beat in Week 1. Then tomorrow night will be back at home to face the Cockburn Cougars.

While most of the focus on the side's success has been on captain Courtney Bayliss and guard import Mak Dyer, it's the bench players who have stepped up in the eyes of coach Nathan Grover.

"It was really important for me to maintain a lot of the local talent and who they progress," said Grover.

"Bunbury is the perfect place to do that. I've been really happy with some of the bench coming through this year, in particular on Saturday night.

"I thought between Ebony Bilcich, Aimee Coles and Beige Harris, the three of them probably kept us in the game against the Redbacks and then helped get us over the line."

The Slammers find themselves with two wins from four games so far, with signs of improvement coming each week.

The men's team also play East Perth tonight and Cockburn tomorrow.

Their match against Cockburn they're best chance of getting win number one of the season.

But if they replicate their final quarter performance from last week against the Perth Redbacks, the Slammers could start to take some big scalps.

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