Wolves all class in home wins

The sixth-seeded men’s side continued their impressive season turnaround, with a masterful 107-91 victory over the second-seeded Perry Lakes Hawks.

The women put themselves a step closer to payback against the Rockingham Flames, who defeated them in last year’s semi finals, with an 89-76 triumph.

Wolves followers took to Twitter after a burst of vintage form from veteran Doug Gates.

Gates set Joondalup Basketball Stadium alight, hitting 17 points ” including four from five at the three-point line ” in under 10 minutes.

Championship-winning former coach Ben Ettridge tweeted the hashtag ‘#bewareofdougy’.

Wolves SBL director Glen Simpson also praised the performance.

‘vintage Dougy great night for the Pack! (sic),’ he tweeted.

Former assistant coach Ryan Benson left a simple message for the Hawks, who he tasted victory against as part of the 2011 championship game.

‘Bang!!! Take that Hawks!!! (sic),’ he posted.

Reliable performer Trian Illadis top-scored with 25 points, adding five assists along the way.

Rob Huntington (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Seb Salinas (20 points, 10 rebounds) both landed double-doubles.

The women got the winning feeling rolling earlier in the night, led by MVP candidate Nikita Martin’s 25 points and nine rebounds, including 11 from 11 at the free throw line.

West Coast Waves guard Shani Amos made an impact with 21 points and seven rebounds.

Ainsleigh Sanders was dominant in the paint with a 10-point and 13-rebound double-double.

The women face a tough road trip to Rockingham, where they lost to the Flames 47-73 in round nine, for games two and three, if required, this Friday and Saturday.

The men will look to take out the three-game series against the Hawks at the WA Basketball Centre.