But the upcoming round could prove fruitful for the Wolves’ league standings with the chance to come away with two wins from games against Cockburn away on Saturday and Mandurah at home on Sunday.
At Eaton Recreation Centre last Saturday, Joondalup’s Rhys Smyth stepped up to hit 20 points in the absence of star captain Seb Salinas, but the seventh-placed Slammers stood strong for a 97-88 win.
South West captain-coach Ty Harrelson produced one of the performances of the season to return 21 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and 12 assists.
In the women’s game, Joondalup was down by 10 points at half time, but came storming back in the third term to outscore the home side by 23 points.
However, it was not enough to hold out the Slammers, who produced a massive quarter of their own with a 35-9 final stanza to win 79-66. Despite conceding a game-high 10 turnovers, Chelsea Burns starred for the Wolves with 20 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and eight assists.