The South West Slammers will get the bulk of their travelling done in the opening month of the 2024 NBL1 West season. Fixtures were released on Tuesday, with the Slammers travelling to Rockingham, Joondalup, Kalgoorlie and Perth inside their opening six games. Fortunately for Shane Goff’s men’s team, they’ve been spared an arduous 1180km round trip to Geraldton’s Activewest Stadium for a date with the Buccaneers. Slammers fans keen to watch the men play next year may need an extra cup of coffee at times, given eight of their games will tip off at 8.30pm. * In Friday night’s Bunbury Senior Basketball League action, an intriguing battle looms in the early slate of men’s matches between Conquerors and Tornadoes Red, who are both aiming to play finals this year. Although going down 103-75 to league leaders Bulls Maroon on Friday, Conquerors held their own for more than a quarter and half and will look to build on this display. BSBL fixtures A-Men: 7.30pm Conquerors v Tornadoes Red, Aces White v Bulls Maroon, 8.30pm Tornadoes Black v Eaton Eagles, 9pm Bulls Gold v Aces Sky. A-Women: 7.30pm Conquerors v Tornadoes Red, 9pm Aces Sky v Tornadoes Black, Aces Navy v Eaton Eagles.