Stakes high in dou­ble header

Joondalup Weekender - - Sport -

JOON­DALUP heads into its first State Bas­ket­ball League dou­ble header of the year, with the men look­ing to hold top spot and the women hop­ing to break a five-game los­ing streak.

The Wolves face Rock­ing­ham at Mike Bar­nett Sports Com­plex on Fri­day be­fore re­turn­ing home to chal­lenge Wil­let­ton on Satur­day.

The con­test against the sec­ond-placed Tigers is the game of the round for the men.

It’s shap­ing up to be a dif­fi­cult week­end for the eighth­placed women, with the Flames (seventh) and Tigers (fourth) both above them.

The Lady Wolf­pack’s tough run con­tin­ued against Kala­munda on Satur­day, with the East­ern Suns de­feat­ing them 86-63 at Ray Owen Sports Cen­tre.

In the men’s clash, the Wolves won their fifth-straight game with a 104-82 vic­tory.

Rob Hunt­ing­ton led scor­ing with 23 points.

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