Wolves burnt by Buccaneers

The Wolves were hoping to regain some momentum, coming off a 55-point thrashing at the hands of league-leaders Lakeside Lightning in round seven.

But the home side surrendered a seven-point half time lead to go down to the Buccs 95-76.

The Wolves scored just 25 points in the second half after leading 51-44 into the main break.

As is often the case, the third period proved crucial, with Geraldton outscoring Wanneroo 27-11.

The Buccs dominated rebounds 52-37 ” a telling stat given the sides were relatively equal in the rest of their performance indicators.

The Wolves’ Rob Huntington continued the form that had him named SBL Newcomer of the Week in round seven.

Huntington led the scoring with 19 points and added eight rebounds.

Damian Matacz returned a double-double through his 14-point, 11-rebound effort. Seb Salinas drained 11 points.

The Wolves have a chance to re-enter the top eight with games against the Rockingham Flames (Friday) and Willetton Tigers (Saturday).

The women will be looking to hold their position at the top of the WSBL table after last weekend’s bye.