Wolves vs Rockingham in women’s State Basketball

Nikita Martin.
Nikita Martin.

THE Joondalup Wolves face league leaders Rockingham in the women⿿s State Basketball League this weekend in a test of their championship credentials.

The third-placed Wolves had been in touch with top spot before losing to second-placed Willetton 71-65 away last Friday night.

A win against the Flames at home on Saturday won’t earn them the number one spot but it will instil a sense of doubt in Rockingham should they face the side again in the finals.

Joondalup has the opportunity to take two wins away from the weekend, facing Perry Lakes on Friday night.

In last week’s loss, Joondalup mounted a threatening comeback in the final quarter after being 20 points down, but could not close the final six-point margin.

Nikita Martin impressed with 13 points and eight rebounds, with Rebecca Mercer also hitting 13 points.

Meanwhile, Joondalup’s men’s side is a game clear on top of the table off the back of a 10-game winning streak.

The Wolves did away with Willetton 105-77, led by Kevin Davis’s 21 points and 14 rebounds.

Trian Illadis took game-high numbers in assists (8) and scoring (23 points).