Court­ing re­demp­tion


Joondalup Weekender - - Sport -

THE Joon­dalup Wolves face the only team that’s beaten them this sea­son in what will be the game of the round in the State Bas­ket­ball League on Satur­day night.

The hosts chal­lenge sec­ond-placed Ger­ald­ton in a topof-the-ta­ble clash at HBF Arena.

They also face Perth away on Fri­day night.

Since los­ing to the Buccs in Round 5, the Wolves have won 11 games straight, their big­gest vic­tory streak since 2012 when they achieved a run of 17 tri­umphs.

Both teams are com­ing off wins heading into the clash, with Ger­ald­ton beat­ing Perth by 10 points and the Wolves tak­ing care of Cock­burn by nine points last Fri­day.

Jalen Billups led the 85-76 win for Joon­dalup at Wally Ha­gan Sta­dium with 27 points and nine re­bounds against his old side. Trian Iliadis had five as­sists.

The woes con­tin­ued for the women’s team, which dropped to an eighth-straight loss 75-55 against the ninth-placed Cougars.

Amy Kid­ner led the re­bound count with eight and landed 18 points as the only player to score dou­ble fig­ures.

The task does not get eas­ier for the Wolves on Fri­day when they face fourth-placed Perth.

Trian Iliadis starred for the Wolves against Cock­burn.

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