League-lead­ing Red­backs next

Wanneroo Weekender - - Sport -

THE Joon­dalup Wolves face league lead­ers Perth in a rare Thurs­day fix­ture tonight, as they look to re­bound from their first loss of the State Bas­ket­ball League sea­son.

The Red­backs pose a ma­jor threat to the Wolves’ dom­i­na­tion at Joon­dalup Bas­ket­ball Sta­dium.

The side has won five straight to be­gin its cam­paign, boosted by the in­clu­sion of re­tired Perth Wild­cats leg­end Shawn Red­hage, who has av­er­aged nearly 26 points.

The Wolves dropped from sec­ond to fourth af­ter los­ing to the East Perth Ea­gles 94-86 at Mor­ley Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Satur­day.

Joon­dalup had to con­tend with a fa­mil­iar face in ex-im­port and cham­pi­onship player Kevin Davis, who the Wolves did not re-sign at the end of last sea­son.

And the big man pro­duced the goods in his first game against his old side, tak­ing a game-high 26 points and 13 re­bounds.

Trian Iliadis led scor­ing, assists and re­bounds for the Wolves, notch­ing 20 points, five dimes and six boards.

In the women’s com­pe­ti­tion, the third-placed Wolves are one of three un­de­feated teams af­ter beat­ing East Perth 80-62.

Court­ney Ger­wing led scor­ing for Joon­dalup for the first time this sea­son, hit­ting 20 points.

Shani Amos was typ­i­cally pro­duc­tive, cre­at­ing 10 assists and six re­bounds.

Court­ney Ger­wing.

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