SBL: Joondalup Wolves in first double header

Rob Huntington was the Wolves' top scorer against Kalamunda. Picture: Michael Farnell, sportsimagery.com.au
Rob Huntington was the Wolves' top scorer against Kalamunda. Picture: Michael Farnell, sportsimagery.com.au

JOONDALUP heads into its first State Basketball League double header of the year, with the men looking to hold top spot and the women hoping to break a five-game losing streak.

The Wolves face Rockingham at Mike Barnett Sports Complex on Friday before returning home to challenge Willetton on Saturday.

The men’s contest against the second-placed Tigers is the game of the round and will likely be a top-of-the-table clash depending on Friday’s results.

It’s shaping up to be a difficult weekend for the eighth-placed women, with the Flames (seventh) and Tigers (fourth) both above them on the table as they look to even up their 3-5 record.

The Lady Wolfpack’s tough run continued against Kalamunda on Saturday, with the Eastern Suns defeating them 86-63 at Ray Owen Sports Centre.

Tellingly, the hosts’ hit 11-26 three pointers compared with Joondalup’s 1-12.

The Wolves had 21 more attempts than Kalamunda from two-point range but landed only 25-63 to the opposition’s 19-42.

In the men’s clash, the Wolves won their fifth-straight game with a 104-82 victory.

Rob Huntington led scoring with 23 points.

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