SBL: Joondalup Wolves boasting the best in the men’s and women’s leagues


Amy Kidner is having a standout season. Picture: Serene Maisey
Amy Kidner is having a standout season. Picture: Serene Maisey

THE Joondalup Wolves now top the men’s and women’s State Basketball League tables with the Lady Wolfpack’s nine-game winning streak propelling them to the peak of the competition.

The Wolves women were last week in second spot to Willetton, but a 65-61 win over Mandurah Magic on Saturday at Joondalup Basketball Stadium took them to the number one rung.

The side has solidly been going about business while the men’s dominance has been drawing most of the attention.

The players can expect a tough encounter when they face fourth-placed Perry Lakes Hawks on Sunday.

Last weekend, Amy Kidner continued her terrific season to hit a game-high 26 points against Mandurah.

Shani Amos and Nikita Martin returned six assists each, while Ellyce Ironmonger and Klara Wischer took 12 rebounds.

In the men’s game, Joondalup, which has held top spot for the past six rounds, easily accounted for Mandurah 96-73. Kevin Davis led scoring with 28 points and took an equal team-high 10 rebounds with Bobby Evans.

Eighth-placed Perry Lakes has been known to cause an upset against the Wolves when playing at Bendat Basketball Centre so Sunday’s encounter could be closer than ladder positions suggest.