SBL: Flames’ Sami Whitcomb catches fire as 55 points leads side to win over Slammers

SBL: Flames’ Sami Whitcomb catches fire as 55 points leads side to win over Slammers

A RED-hot Sami Whitcomb has led the Rockingham Flames back into the winner’s circle with a 88-78 win over the South-West Slammers on the weekend.

Whitcomb sank 55 points and claimed 17 rebounds during the win at Eaton.

Ashlee Sidebottom was slightly more subdued for the Flames, but still impressive with 22 points and six rebounds.

The win follows a disappointing loss against Joondalup the week before, a result that leaves the reigning champions in third behind the Wolves and the Willetton Tigers.

Meanwhile, the men strung together two wins on the weekend in an impressive team display.

On Friday, they overcame the Slammers 96-89 before backing it up with a tight win over the third-placed Geraldton Buccaneers on Saturday.

Ryan Godfrey (27 points) and Cooper Land (27 points and 11 rebounds) were the stars in the 106-95 win at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex on Saturday night.

Land’s performance looked even more impressive in light of his efforts the night before, which included 29 points and nine rebounds.

The results lift the Flames to fifth place on the ladder, and equal on points with the Tigers (fourth).

This weekend, the Flames will enjoy a somewhat quieter schedule with just the one game against Perry Lakes Hawks on Saturday evening.

The Hawks, currently fourth in the women’s league and seventh in the men’s league, will be looking to rebound after heavy losses to the Perth Redbacks.

The game at Mike Barnett Sports Complex will begin at 6.30pm for the women and 8.30pm for the men.