SBL: Joondalup Wolves one win away from semi finals


Shani Amos had a big influence. Picture: Serene Maisey
Shani Amos had a big influence. Picture: Serene Maisey

THE Joondalup Wolves men’s and women’s sides will be highly fancied to complete their State Basketball League quarter-finals series in two games away from home this weekend.

The Wolves did what was expected of them last Saturday, disposing of their opponents in both leagues at home in game one of the best-of-three quarter finals series.

Game two has the men heading to Belmont Oasis to face the Perth Redbacks tomorrow night, while the Lady Wolfpack travel to Wally Hagan Stadium to oppose the Cockburn Cougars on Saturday.

Should either team lose, they return to Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Sunday for the decider.

The top-ranked women had the bigger of the wins, defeating eighth-seeded Cockburn 84-67.

The Wolves jumped to an 18-point lead at the end of the first quarter before Cockburn tightened up.

The Cougars tied the second term, lost the third quarter by three points and won the last period, but could not close the first quarter margin.

Shani Amos was in fine form at the point, delivering a game-high seven assists and taking eight rebounds.

Nikita Martin top scored with 26 points, while Ellyce Ironmonger added 11 rebounds.

The second-seeded men’s team defeated seventh-placed Perth 110-95.

The visitors gave Joondalup a scare in the third period when they cut a 13-point margin to three heading into the final quarter.

Greg Hire produced one of his better efforts of the season with 22 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and four assists.

Kevin Davis led scoring with 25 points.