Wolves con­tinue streak

Joondalup Times - - WAFL -

WAR­WICK Sta­dium hosted the most an­tic­i­pated match of the State Bas­ket­ball League sea­son to date with the Stir­ling Se­na­tors and Joon­dalup Wolves putting their undefeated records on the line against one an­other on Satur­day.

And it was the Wolves whose record re­mained un­blem­ished with a 72-56 vic­tory.

Joon­dalup then thrashed the South West Slam­mers on Sun­day 9748 at HBF Arena to com­plete a per­fect 5-0 start to the sea­son.

The first quar­ter against the Se­na­tors es­pe­cially did not dis­ap­point with both teams com­bin­ing for 58 points at 29 apiece.

But the Wolf­pack pulled away to lead by eight at half-time, by 17 at three quar­ter-time and went on to win by 18.

Again the most im­pres­sive as­pect of the Joon­dalup per­for­mance was its num­ber of con­trib­u­tors, led by Jalen Billups who de­liv­ered 24 points and 11 re­bounds.

Brian Sullivan also had 20 points, seven re­bounds and six as­sists in­clud­ing hit­ting 4/7 from be­yond the arc.

There were plenty more Wolves play­ers de­liv­er­ing im­pres­sive per­for­mances, with Rob Hunt­ing­ton con­tribut­ing 15 points and six re­bounds, Trian Iliadis 13 points, Seb Sali­nas 11 points and four as­sists, and Damian Mat­acz 10 points and six boards.

On Sun­day, 18-yearold big man Ben Gas­par grabbed his op­por­tu­ni­ties for the Wolf­pack, top­scor­ing with 16 points and eight re­bounds on 5-5 shoot­ing from the field and 6-8 from the freethrow line.

In the women’s league, Joon­dalup took its sec­ond win for the sea­son with a 72-56 win over Stir­ling, but lost to the pre­vi­ously win­less Slam­mers 82-69.

The Lady Wolf­pack is sev­enth on the ta­ble.

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