Wolves aim to re­main un­de­feated

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page -

JOON­DALUP will look to be the only un­de­feated team left stand­ing in the State Bas­ket­ball League this week­end as the side heads into its first dou­ble header of the year.

The Wolves and the Stir­ling Se­na­tors are the only two sides with­out a loss and they face off in a top-of-thetable clash on Satur­day night at War­wick Sta­dium.

Joon­dalup leads the league with a 3-0 record and Stir­ling is be­low them at 4-0 with an in­fe­rior per­cent­age.

The Wolves face 13th-placed South West at home on Sun­day.

Joon­dalup is com­ing off a morale­boost­ing 19-point win at HBF Arena last Thurs­day over the Perth Red­backs after los­ing to them in last year’s grand fi­nal.

Im­port Jalen Billups con­tin­ued his dom­i­nant start to the sea­son to lead the team in scor­ing (25 points) and re­bounds (eight) in the 92-73 vic­tory. Fel­low im­port Brian Sul­li­van pro­duced a sea­son-high 16 points.

In the women’s league, Joon­dalup (eighth) is still search­ing for its sec­ond win of the year after los­ing to the Red­backs 78-75.

Nikita Martin led scor­ing (15 points) and re­bounds (11), while Amer­i­can im­port Kourt­ney Zad­ina hit 14 points. The side is a solid chance for two wins, with South West and Stir­ling both win­less.

Pic­ture: Michael Far­nell

Jalen Billups heads to the hoop against Perth.

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