Wolves strive to defend their title

Chelsea Burns drives to the hoop against Stirling. Picture: Serene Maisey
Chelsea Burns drives to the hoop against Stirling. Picture: Serene Maisey

The first takes the form of a best-of-three semi-finals series beginning Saturday night against Lakeside Lightning at Joondalup Basketball Stadium.

Success will have them face the final hurdle ” a championship game with the chance of back-to-back titles for the first time in club history.

But Lakeside is looking a tough ask for the Wolves, the side having comfortably had the better of Joondalup in the two games they have played this season.

Regular season form often counts for nothing in the heat of a finals series, however.

Joondalup is coming off an unbeaten quarter finals series against Stirling, which ended with the Wolves securing a 70-58 win at Joondalup Basketball Stadium in game two last Saturday.

The Senators’ Taylor Wild hit a game-high 26 points, but a shared effort from the Wolves ensured a 12-point victory.

Nikita Martin led scoring for Joondalup with 18 points.

Shani Amos dished a game-high six assists, while Ellyce Ironmonger took an equal game-high 11 rebounds.