Wolves back in after weekend double win

Wolves back in after weekend double win

The women, having already cemented their spot in the finals, also nabbed two victories to strengthen their hold on third spot.

Sitting ninth, the men needed to win games against Kalamunda on Friday and Mandurah on Saturday to remain in control of their fate for the upcoming final two rounds.

The 2013 grand finalists rose to the challenge with a 124-86 win over the Suns at home and 120-113 overtime triumph against the Magic away boosting the side to eighth on percentage.

But the Wolves are not in the clear yet and must defeat lowly-ranked Willetton in Joondalup this Saturday to ensure their noses stay in front of ninth-placed South West who are equal on points.

Captain Seb Salinas, who is surely on target for SBL All Star team honours, had a huge weekend, landing a double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds) against Kalamunda before taking 37 points, seven rebounds and eight assists against Mandurah.

It was an edge-of-the-seat finish to the Magic game, with full-time scores locked at 106 apiece before the Wolves ground out a crucial victory.

In the women’s clashes, Joondalup recovered from a 12-point quarter-time deficit to beat Kalamunda 62-59, before easily accounting for Mandurah 81-66 on Saturday.

Alex Kerr (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Nikita Martin (11 points, 11 rebounds) returned double-doubles against the Suns.

In Mandurah, Martin hit 23 points, with Ellyce Ironmonger posting 20 points and 15 rebounds.