SBL finals: Joondalup Wolves with upperhand over Willetton

Jordan Welsteed rises for a dunk. Picture: Michael Farnell, sportsimagery.com.au
Jordan Welsteed rises for a dunk. Picture: Michael Farnell, sportsimagery.com.au

THE Joondalup Wolves will look to continue their emphatic start to the State Basketball League finals series and get their best-of-three contest against Willetton wrapped up in two games.

The Wolves face the Tigers in game two at Willetton Basketball Stadium on Saturday night after thrashing the seventh-seeded side 102-66 last weekend.

They will meet again on Sunday in Joondalup if the play-off goes to game three.

Last Saturday at HBF Arena, the Wolves achieved the rare feat of having scoring contributions from all 12 of their players on their way to a 36-point win.

The Wolves’ Jordan Wellsteed was among the most impressive off the bench, hitting nine points from 14 minutes.

It was the biggest victory of any side in the first week of finals.

Brian Sullivan (23 points) hit five of seven from the three-point line in an ominous sign for finals rivals.

Jalen Billups scored 21 points and took a game-high eight rebounds.

Trian Iliadis had five steals, while adding 16 points.

Should the Wolves win, they will meet Perth or Stirling in the semi-finals.

Perth is leading the series against the Senators 1-0 after a 114-109 win.