SBL Women’s Round: Joondalup Wolves look to snap losing streak

Chelsea Belcher. Picture: Michael Farnell, sportsimagery.com.au
Chelsea Belcher. Picture: Michael Farnell, sportsimagery.com.au

THE Lady Wolfpack will take centre stage in the State Basketball League as part of Women’s Round on Saturday against Kalamunda as they look to break a four-game losing streak.

All SBL women’s games will be played in what is normally the men’s slot of 8pm in a new initiative by the league to celebrate the contribution of women in basketball.

The Wolves face the Suns at Ray Owen Sports Centre, with the men’s game to be played at 6.30pm.

Joondalup is on one of its worst losing runs in years after the Senators defeated the side 69-68 at Warwick Stadium last Friday night.

The loss came despite strong efforts from the Wolves stars with Klara Wischer (17 points, 10 assists), Nikita Martin (17 points, 9 rebounds), Chelsea Belcher (16 points) and Ellyce Ironmonger (14 points, 13 rebounds) producing impressive performances.

In the men’s league, Joondalup maintained its place as one of the competition’s best teams with a 103-87 win over Stirling.

Ben Ironmonger produced his best performance of the season with a team-high 18 points.

Jordan Wellsteed had 17 points and six steals.