Wolfpack Basketball
May 06, 2024

Wolfpack WABL teams were back in action for Round 3 of the 2024 WABL campaign

The U12 Girls were 2-2 on the weekend with an impressive 58-18 win for our U12-Champs team. We were able to mount a double digit leading heading to halftime and build upon that with a 3rd quarter run of 21-2. Aya Moustafa led all scorers with 18 points. The U12-4 Girls had a slow start, leading by 3 at half time. They were able to stretch the lead out to a 32-21 win, thanks to a greater focus on team play over individual efforts. Bella Gaskell and Kiannah Antonio deserving a special mention for their defensive efforts, and Callia Au for great on court team talk.

The U14 Girls were 2-2 with a big time 40-33 win from our U14-2 girls. Amelia Weaver, London Franceschi and Ella Sherwin led the charge with 10, 7, and 6 points respectively. The U14-4 Wolves prevailed 59-42. Eva Goodge and Eden Sweeney were able to provide double figure scoring for Coach Wayne Hardman’s squad.

The U16 Girls were 2-2 with a tremendous performance by the U16-4 Girls. They were able to pull off a 42-39 win against Hill Raiders. Lily Henderson and Kiiana Nelson-Graham were each able to muster 10 points as the Wolfpack erased the 4-pt deficit that they had enter the final quarter. A huge 19-12 4th quarter saw back-to-back baskets for Sydney van der Westhuyzen matched by back-to-back scores from Lucy Knight.  With the score tied 39-39; Kiiana Nelson-Graham made each of her free throws to give the Wolves the lead for the first time since 15-14 in the early stages of the 4th quarter. The U16-3 Girls outscored the Flames 2s 63-36 with an incredible 27 points from Andi Morris setting the pace.

The U18 Women had some narrow loses on their way to a 1-3 record. Jannali Nelson and Emie Stein had 17 and 12 points respectively for U18-White, unfortunately in a losing effort 54-58 against Mandurah. The U18-Champs Women were able to shake off a nightmarish 16-1 deficit from the 1st quarter. Hannah Mortimer, Grace Gardiner, and Isabelle Bassett with instrumental in leading the 2nd quarter charge that saw the Wolves narrow the deficit to just 4 pts by halftime. With the score tied at 38-38 in the 3rd quarter, it would be Hannah Mortimer and Mya Haley that combined for back-to-back triples that gave the Wolves the lead for good. Steady ballhandling and suffocating offense dashed the hopes of the Cougars comeback on their homecourt as the Wolves secured the 92-79 victory.

The U21 Women prevailed by a final score of 126-71 with a huge margin in the 4th quarter of 45-26. Ananya Tushir, Ty Bolland, and Kyah Nichols were a trio of players that topped 20 points in the effort. The D-League Women defeated the Rockingham Flames in Rockingham by a score of 75-46. Kyah Nichols was unstoppable with 29 points as the Wolves used a 10 pt halftime lead to net a 29 point victory.

The U12 Boys were 2-2 on Sunday with an impressive victory for the U12-Champ Boys over Redbacks by a scoreline of 73-55. Bryce Mahoney and Heath Grinceri had 13 and 11 points respectively. It was Kamron Makawa who led all scorers with 27 points. The U12-2 Boys had a solid performance against Cockburn, winning the 1st quarter by 12, and winning every quarter of the game. Dau Mabok, Damon Veljacich, Alexander Ham, Titus Malay, and Leandro Machado were a quintet of players that all scored 8+ points for Jed Veljacich and company.

The U14 Boys were 2-2 on the weekend. The U14-Champs went down 50-56 against Cockburn in a tightly contested game. The U14-2 Boys defeated the Slammers 1s in a 64-58 contest. Hayden Montgomerie has 15 pts including 2 triples. Griff Gardiner had 16 points including 4 triples. The U14-3 Boys won 59-38 with Alex Agostini tallying 13 points in victory.

The U16 Boys were 2-2 on Sunday. The U16-3 Boys game out victors 103-73 behind 35 points from Aiden Jones and 23 points from Oli Toms. 36-15 in the 2nd quarter really helps. The U16-4 boys won in similar fashion 96-68 with Marcus Bower and James Arnatt each eclipsing 20 points for their team.

The U18 Men were 2-2 with both defeats by just 5 points. The U18-2 Men pulled out a victory 81-80 against Lakeside 1s. Luis Pibworth and Jerimiah Gatluak each rained down three 3s on their way to 25 and 13 points respectively. Sam Geel added two more ripples and a critical 10 points as the Wolves were able to defeat a very high caliber opponent. The U18-4 Boys came out on top of the Mandurah Magic by a final of 93-56. Each Wolf scored between 6 and 14 points in the affair.

Each of the U20 Men’s teams entered the 4th quarter in 2 point games. The U20-2s men lost the final quarter by 6 to lose 69-77 against Willetton Tigers’ 1s. The U20-Champs men played well at Cockburn but took the narrow defeat, 75-83. Logan Harris, Rory Coplin, and Stephan du Toit had 20, 17, and 16 points respectively. The D-League Men reached triple digits at Rockingham, with a 100-83 victory. Ben Geel had 29 points to pace the ‘Pack. The guard trio of Tariq Muturi, Saxon Gates, and Luca O’Brien ran the show and also reached double figure scoring in their own right.