Wolves not far from spot near the top

And the women�s team, sitting only a game behind league leaders Rockingham, could finish the round on top of the table.

As the midway point of the season nears, the third-placed men are two games shy of the second-placed Geraldton Buccaneers who face an uphill battle with a depleted line-up against top-placed South West on Saturday night.

Two Joondalup victories and a Buccs loss will have it on equal points with Geraldton and most likely ahead on percentage with the Wolves only 1.73 per cent behind the regional side.

Joondalup faces Rockingham (sixth) away on Friday night before taking on Perry Lakes (12th) at Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Saturday.

The Wolves head into the clashes after a convincing home win of 128-87 over Mandurah, which would have had them slide to fifth had they lost.

A rollicking first quarter had the hosts outscore the Magic 45-16 to all but confirm victory at the earliest break of the game.

Much like its triumph over Kalamunda the previous week, Joondalup produced a formidable spread of scorers with Trian Iladis (19 points), Kevin Davis (18), Seb Salinas (18) and Damian Matacz (18) sharing the load.

Joel Questel again led the game in assists, setting up six scoring passes for the Wolves.

Kevin Davis took a game-high 12 rebounds.

In the women�s league, two wins will likely have Joondalup leading the competition.

But it will be a tough ask, with the Wolves facing the top-placed Flames and fifth-placed Perry Lakes.