Wolfpack Basketball
July 03, 2024

The U12 Girls played some excited basketball on Sunday! The U12-Champs girls outscored Lakeside 13-3 in the 4th quarter to secure a 39-32 victory. Incredible defense! Aya Moustafa had 16 points and Miyavi Arigore and Aisling Fernandez had some big baskets in the 4th quarter.

The U12 Boys pulled off an impressive 4-0 weekend. The U12-4s performed well against Flames 3s with each of Tatum Moriarty, Flynn Howe, Andrea Nasri, and Leo Wallace eclipsing 8 points en route to a 49-33 victory. The U12-3s continued their impressive form with a 70-42 win over Eagles 2s. Up by just 4 at halftime, the team rallied to outscore their opponents 41-17 in the 2nd half. A credit to the team playing clean and effective defense, only whistled for 10 fouls in the effort. The U12-2s continue to sit atop their WABL division with another 20-pt victory, this time against the Slammers 1s. Angus Mills, Dau Mabok, and Leandro Machado were impressive in getting to the basket in halfcourt as well as in transition. The U12-Champs defeated the Eagles by a score line of 84-56. It was great to see the team play preached by Head Coach Damian Matacz come to fruition with multiple players having a big impact on the game. Andre Kailis led the Wolves is points and each of Sid Ramavarman, Heath Grinceri, and Josh Epple also lodged double figures.

The U14 Girls came away from the weekend with a 2-2 record. The U14-4s lost in a close game against Magic 2s. Indiana Stephenson and Eden Sweeney continued with their impressive form in each of their first WABL seasons. Addison O’Shea had an impressive 9 points as well. The U14-3s dispatched of the Slammers 2s by a score of 30-15. Full denial defense from the Wolfpack helped to hold the Slammers to 1/3 of their average points of 45 per game throughout the season. U14-2s beat Cockburn 53-40 with impressive form from Nala Priddis, Amelia Franklin, Ella Sherwin and Kyona Nelson each tallying 9+ points. The U14-Champs girls fell to the Tigers. We did a good job to keep pace in the first half but the margin built in the 2nd half.

The U14 Boys came away with a record of 1-3 but did show some signs of quality basketball. The U14-Champs boys played 3 quarters fairly even but lost the 3rd quarter 17-27. The U14-2 Boys delivered another successful outing with an 87-57 win over Hills 1s.

The U16 Girls had some tough luck on the weekend landing with a 1-3 record as well. The Champs team played even with a tough Tigers team but came up just 3 points short, 58-61. U16-2s prevailed over the Senators 2s, 67-52 with Jaylyn Basaran leading all scorer’s with 19 points. T’yanna Keating and Milla Yates also scored double figures from the front court positions.

The U16 Boys had a strong showing 3-1. The U16-Champs Boys defeated Willetton 67-61. Max Haley and Daniel Lynn did a great job in the backcourt, handling and applying pressure. Owen Baker and Joseph Lolham combined for 42 points. The U16-3s used a 36-7 advantage in the 3rd quarter to build the margin as they powered to a 31-point victory. Jesse Meakes, James Arnatt, and Derek Deng each poured in 10+ points in an 87-66 victory.

The U18 Women went 3-1 Sunday. The U18 Champs had another impressive victory over Tigers, establishing at 10-point lead at halftime and securing a 12-point victory. The U18-2s had strong contributions throughout the squad, with each of Beatrice Yu, Saarah Hadji, Ava Tomazin, and Jay Gates totaling 8+ points. The Wolfpack prevailed 65-40 by the end of the final frame. The U18-4s dropped a determined Magic side, 67-53. Emily Vukman and Eva Thompson each had 15 points of efficient scoring.

The U18 Men had mixed results on the weekend, totaling a 1-3 record. The U18 Champs came up short, 70-87 and had difficulty getting perimeter shots to drop. The U18-2s lost the first quarter by 16 and played a terrific game otherwise. Jake Feist, Kai Starr, Jeremiah Gatluak, and Luis Pibworth were each quite effective. The U18-2s lost 84-97.  The U18-4s had a top of the table clash with Warwick. The Wolfpack have been very successful and undefeated throughout the 2024 season, found themselves in the unfamiliar position of trailing 42-51 at halftime. Credit to the squad for managing to get the game level by knocking down some important free throws to end the 3rd quarter, tied 61-61. Samuel Parker and Samuel Coleman each had big baskets to start the 4th. In the waning moments of the game, tied at 74-74, Ethan Jongsma delivered a triple that gave the Wolfpack the final lead of the game.

The D-League Women went toe-to-toe with the Lakeside Lightning in quarterfinal action on Sunday. Laniesha Paddon led all scorers with a huge 29-point performance. It was a tough game for us in the simple breaks of the game and bounces of the ball. We did a great job to overcome a significant 1st half deficit to put the balance of the game in doubt down the stretch. Credit to Lakeside for making some clutch shots and defensive stops when they needed them. This concludes a strong season for the D-League Women, who fought hard and together all season.

The U20 Men pulled off a pair of victories on Sunday. The U20-Champs detonated on the Eastern Suns to the tun e of a 92-75 win. Caleb Power and Logan Harris were instrumental in the game with 19 points and 15 points respectively. Martin Nyaundi and Kieran McNamara each contributed 9 points as well. The U20-2s Men were successful against the Magic. Ben Becker and Oli Millfors were joined in double figures by Cade Vassallo and Matthew Gibbs.

D-League Men had a bye this week and look to make a run towards a championship starting this coming Sunday against the Lakeside Lightning.

It was a great weekend of High-Level Basketball and we look forward to more to come in Round 12!