The men won a heart-stopper over Perry Lakes at Bendat Basketball Centre last Friday, 86-85, to go one up in the best-of-three series.
The top-placed Wolves appeared to be heading for an unlikely loss when they were down by a point with a side ball in the final three seconds.
Rob Huntington (20 points, 12 rebounds) received the pass to attempt a long range turnaround jumper, which ricocheted off the ring straight into the hands of star import Kevin Davis (19 points, 12 rebounds) in the key. Davis calmly slotted the put back on the buzzer to record a memorable victory.
In a game where little separated the majority of stats, the Wolves� 21 turnovers to their opponents� 11 was perhaps an indicator of how the eighth-seeded Hawks came so close to upsetting the league leaders.
That said, the Wolves dominated the rebound count 60-35 so gave themselves plenty of opportunity with the ball in hand.
The Wolves women secured victory in a less stressful fashion with an 88-65 triumph over South West Slammers at Eaton Recreation Centre.
Joondalup won each quarter led by Nikita Martin�s 26 points and nine rebounds. Antonia Edmondson landed her biggest return of the season with 17 points.
Should either of the Wolves� sides lose, they will return to Joondalup for the decider on Sunday.