SAMI Whitcomb once again delivered an inspired performance for the Willetton Tigers to lead them to a strong win over the Stirling Senators at Warwick Stadium on Sunday.
The Round 2 Women’s SBL action began on Friday night with two matches that saw the Perry Lakes Hawks beating the East Perth Eagles 84-56 and the Perth Redbacks defeating the Kalamunda Eastern Suns 111-73.
There were then three matches on Saturday night which saw the Mandurah Magic beat the South West Slammers 92-73, the Lakeside Lightning defeat the Perry Lakes Hawks 83-65 and the Joondalup Wolves down the Kalamunda Eastern Suns 81-71.
Then on Sunday at Warwick Stadium, 43 points from Sami Whitcomb saw the Willetton Tigers defeat the Stirling Senators 85-71.
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There was just the lone game in the Women’s SBL to close Round 2 on Sunday with the Senators hosting the Tigers at Warwick Stadium.
It was a tight first half with scores tied at 34-34 at the main break. But Whitcomb really got going in the third quarter with Willetton putting up 28 points to 16 from Stirling to set up the eventual 14-point victory.
Sami Whitcomb was again the star for the Tigers on the back of her past 12 months of playing in the WNBA with the Seattle Storm and in the WNBL with the Perth Lynx.
She finished with a stunning 43 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals on the back of shooting 14/26 from the field, 5/10 from beyond the arc and 10/11 from the free-throw line.
Tayla Hepburn added 11 points, three rebounds and two blocked shots off the bench for Willetton with Desiree Kelley contributing 10 points and nine boards, and Sam Norwood nine points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Amber Land ended up top-scoring for the Senators with 16 points to with 15 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Nicole Jorre de St Jorre added 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals for Stirling too with Emma Berryman contributing 10 points and Janee Johnson nine points, eight boards and three steals.
WEEK 2 WOMEN’S SBL FIXTURES
Perry Lakes Hawks 84 defeated East Perth Eagles 56
Perth Redbacks 111 defeated Kalamunda Eastern Suns 73
South West Slammers 73 lost to Mandurah Magic 92
Lakeside Lightning 83 defeated Perry Lakes Hawks 65
Kalamunda Eastern Suns 71 lost to Joondalup Wolves 81
Stirling Senators 71 lost to Willetton Tigers 85