But the men’s side regrouped after its loss to Perry Lakes at home to triumph 114-84 over the Slammers in their biggest win of the season.
The side was sharp from the perimeter, hitting 10 triples at a 43.5 per cent return from 23 attempts.
The Slammers hit just five from 21 attempts.
Wanneroo out-rebounded South West 50-35, but perhaps most telling was the Wolves’ score spread.
Little separated top four scorers Damian Matacz (20 points), Trian Iliadis (19), Rob Huntington (14) and Seb Salinas (13).
In the women’s game, Meghan D’Arcy stepped up for her best performance of the season to lead the team with 13 points and three steals.
But it was not enough to get the Wolves over the line as they went down by nine points to the reigning champions.
Wanneroo lost the match at the foul line, giving away 36 free throws and the Slammers converting 25 of them.
This weekend, the Wolves meet the Kalamunda Eastern Suns at home on Friday, before travelling to North Lake to take on the Lakeside Lightning on Saturday.