Wolfpack Basketball
May 20, 2024

Wolfpack WABL teams were back in action for Round 5 of the 2024 WABL season. 21 Wins.

The U12 Girls were 2-2 on Sunday. Aya Moustafa led the Wolves U12 Champs girls with 19 points but a 5 pt deficit at 3 quarters time turned to an 11-point loss for Mark Loxley’s squad. The U12-2 Girls were impressive in the 2nd half of their game versus the East Perth Eagles 1s, winning the 2nd half 22-15 en route to a 35-28 victory. 13 points for Azalea Keating set the pace for the Wolves. The U12-3 Girls were very impressive to start the game, establishing a 25-15 lead at halftime. They continued to build a 15-point lead heading into the 3rd quarter and held off a comeback attempt by the Perth Redbacks 2s. Well done girls, 42-37 in the end, with 12 points courtesy of Hallie Stanes. Parker Francis had 9 points as well and Mia Pomare had 8 points. The U12-4 Girls faced off with the Redbacks 3s and established a 23-18 lead at the conclusion by the end 3rd quarter. Unfortunately, the Wolves were defeated 26-29 by the final buzzer in what proved to be a great game.

The U14 Girls came away with a 1-3 record on the weekend. The U14-2 Girls prevailed 51-45 over the Willetton Tigers. Ella Sherwin and Kyona Nelson each had 10 points in the affair. The U14-3 Girls battled their way to a narrow defeat 36-43 with each of Arya Grinceri, Ruby Hall, Kaila Dodunski, and Eve Kallis tallying 6+ points in the matchup.

The U16 Girls were 2-2 on Sunday. U16-2 prevailed 76-52 against the Hills Raiders 1s including 23 points via Tyanna Keating. Andi Morris scored 14 points as the U16-3 Girls dispatched of the Perth Redbacks, 64-37.

The U18 Women had a great weekend of 3-1. The U18-Champs Women were impressive in victory, 101-41 with 6 of their 8 players totaling 10+ points. Jorja Montgomerie notched 3 triples. The U18 Women Green defeated the East Perth Eagles. The leading scorer for the Wolves was Saarah Hadji with all 12 of her points coming from beyond the 3pt line.

The U21 Women and D-League Women each had their hands full on Sunday. The U21 Women had their first close game of the season and came away with a 78-71 victory. Allanah Purser got the scoring started with the team’s first 3-pointer of the game. Each of Kyah Nichols and Ty Bolland battled foul trouble and scored 52 points between the two of them. The D-League Women won a low-scoring slugfest: 52-47 over the Willetton Tigers. The 21-12 4th quarter powered the Wolves to victory.

The U12 Boys were an impressive 3-1 on Sunday. The U12-Champs boys won 52-44 over Perry Lakes. A 19-4 4th quarter saw big contributions from Blake Waycott-Alalid and Sidharth Ramavarman. Ultimately it was Kamron Makawa who put the game out of touch with a 3-pointer to push the lead from 5 to 8 down the stretch of the game. Leandro Machado, Damon Veljacich, and Dau Mabok scored 11, 9, and 8 points respectively as the U12-2 Wolfpack Boys secured the 47-43 victory over Lakeside’s 1s. The U12-3 Boys fought valiantly but lost by 2 points in overtime to the Hills 1s. The U12-4 Boys took a 3-point deficit and turned it into a 5-point win against the Willetton Tigers. Leo Wallace and Flynn Howe had 15 and 9 points respectively.

The U14 Boys managed a 3-1 record on the weekend. The U14-Champs Boys matched up with Suns, and came away with a  95-52 victory. Mason Nugent cashed in on 3 triples on his way to a game-high 21 points. Jass Habaybeh poured in 18 points and Taj Peroomal and Tyler Simon tallied 13 and 11 points respectively. The U14-3 Boys came away with a  95-35 victory behind balanced scoring that saw 7 players with 8 points or more. The U14-4 Boys established a big lead, saw some of it evaporate, and ultimately established that margin again to win 62-44 over the Eagles. Dylan Gates had 12 points, and Kobi Bunt had 10 points.

The U16 Boys had a great weekend going 3-1. The U16 Champs Boys were impressive in victory 90-65 with Oliver Fisher, Owen Baker, Maximus Haley, and Joseph Lolham each scoring 13+ points. U16-2 Boys matched up Warwick and won a 74-70 contest. Aiden Jones provided timely scoring to the tune of 26 points. U16-4 Boys succeeded 109-86 over the East Perth Eagles. Derek Deng had 41 points and was a terror in transition.

The U18 Men were 1-3 on Sunday. The U18 Champ team had 3 quality quarters but lost the 3rd quarter by 11 points on their way to a 84-94 to the Eastern Suns. The U18-4 Boys dropped the Cockburn Cougars 94-61. Ethan Jongsma was strong with the ball, quick and explosive attacking the basket on his way to 22 points. Each of Kai Walsh, William Parker, Samuel Parker, and Samuel Coleman had 11+ points.

The U20 Men and had a tough go of it with a 0-2 record. The Champs team had a 9-point 4th quarter lead erased and turned into a painful 94-95 loss. The U20-2 Men played a good game but came up just short, being defeated 75-84 in the end.

It was a great weekend of High-Level Basketball, and we look forward to more to come in Round 6!