Mixed fortunes for State Basketball League

JOONDALUP’S hold on top spot has been reduced to just one win after its 10-game winning streak was snapped in a boilover to Perry Lakes in the men’s State Basketball League.

And the women’s side, unable to break its Rockingham hoodoo, has dropped from third to fourth.

In the men’s game, the Wolves were outscored 27-9 in the final quarter at the Bendat Basketball Centre to be defeated by the 12th-placed Hawks 97-71 on Friday. It was the biggest and only the third loss for the league leaders this season.

The side recovered to defeat Rockingham 111-78 at Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Saturday, led by 29 points from Trian Iliadis.

It was the opposite situation for the women, who defeated Perry Lakes 72-46 but lost to the league-leading Flames 94-78.

The Wolves were leading Rockingham 67-65 at the final break, but were outscored by 18 points in the last quarter.

The loss enabled Mandurah to usurp the Wolves into third place.

Joondalup faces South West at Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Saturday.