Import influential in Wolves’ opening win

US import Kevin Davis.
US import Kevin Davis.

But the women were not so fortunate in a 75-60 loss against the Tigers at Joondalup Basketball Stadium.

The men remained in control after skipping away to a 33-17 lead in the first period, which culminated in a 102-79 triumph.

The side look to have made a recruiting coup with US import Kevin Davis, who landed a triple-double on debut.

Davis was an influential presence in the paint with an intimidating 10 blocks as well as 12 rebounds and 20 points.

The former Central Washington University post player had been out of the game for more than a year before the Wolves made contact after viewing his highlights reel.

The ever-reliable Seb Salinas continued his MVP form from 2014 with a game-high 24 points.

Point guard recruit Joel Questel lived up to his reputation as a pass-first player with a game-high seven assists.

In the women’s clash, Willetton held just a two-point lead at half-time, but jumped to a 14-point buffer at the end of the third quarter to shore up a Joondalup defeat.

In positive signs for the Wolves, former MVP Rebecca Mercer landed a game-high 26 points in her first game for Joondalup since 2011.