Women stay strong while men hang on

Women stay strong while men hang on

A loss for Joondalup’s men against Perry Lakes on Saturday could put the side outside finals contention for the first time this season.

Trian Iladis found form after a long stint out through injury, with a 32-point game in the men’s 97-89 defeat at the hands of the East Perth Eagles at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre last weekend.

The Eagles put a strong side on the court with NBL Rookie of the Year Tom Jervis (23 points, 11 rebounds), Wildcats-listed Mathiang Muo and Wildcats development player Sunday Dech combining for 50 points between them. Wolves import Ephrem Davis filled the stats with 16 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, one assist and three blocks.

In the women’s game, the return of Nikita Martin proved influential for the Wolves, with the star player hitting a game-high 23 points as Joondalup sneaked home 63-58 over East Perth. Shani Amos landed seven assists, while Ellyce Ironmonger took 11 rebounds.