WABL Recap – Round 7

Wolfpack Basketball
June 05, 2024

Wolfpack WABL teams were back in action for Round 7 of the 2024 WABL season. 20 Wins.

The U12 Girls had a huge weekend starting as the Champs team defeated Warwick 46-25. The key to the game was the ripper of a start by the Wolfpack, establishing a 20-7 lead at halftime that built to a 40-15 lead entering he 4th quarter. Well done! The U12-3 Girls had a tremendous effort against the Cockburn Cougars, winning 30-21 behind an impressive 11-1 3rd quarter.

The U14 Girls were an impressive 3-1 on Sunday. The U14 Champs Girls came away with a  65-62 win over the Mandurah Magic, finishing the 4th quarter on 26-10 run. The U14-2 Girls came away with a narrow 50-46 win over the Perry Lakes Hawks. The U14-3 Girls were victorious over the Perry Lakes Hawks 38-28.

The U16 Girls had a 2-2 record for Sunday. The U16-Champs Girls entered the 4th quarter tied 39-39 with the South West Slammers. Chloe Mirthril had 3 consecutive baskets to propel the Wolves to a 10-point advantage in the quarter, and the game, 63-53. The U16-3 Girls won each quarter versus the Perth Redbacks on their way to a 65-49 victory.

The U18 Champs Women used a 31-17 advantage in the 3rd quarter to turn a 6-point deficit into an 8-point lead on their way 78-69. The U18 Women Green defeated the U18 Women White by a score of 77-57. There were 3 quarters that were played evenly but the 2nd quarter proved decisive with a 26-10 advantage for Green.

The U21 Women and D-League Women each had close games on the weekend. The U21 Women were put to the test by the South West Slammers in a game that could have gone either way. Grace Gardiner was the game’s leading scorer, notching 18 points in the 64-62 victory. The D-League Women also had a tug-of-war type of game with the Lakeside Lightning. Hannah Duncan and Ty Bolland each made a pair of triples to help elevate the Wolfpack in the end, 57-42.

The U12 Boys had an impressive 3-1 record on Sunday. The Champs boys jumped out to 17-2 lead over the Warwick Senators that proved to be an even game after the 1st quarter. The Wolfpack were victorious 60-41. The U12-2 Boys won every quarter including a 22-7 advantage in the 4th quarter to dispatch of the Senators 61-29. The U12-3 Boys were comeback winners against the Rockingham Flames 2s. Training by 8 entering the final frame, the team mustered something special en-route to a 70-68 victory. Nice!!

The U14 Boys were 2-2 on the Sunday. The U14-2 Boys prevailed over the Senators 2s, 75-67 with 5 players scoring in double figures in the hard-fought win. The U14-4 Boys succeeded 48-43 over the Slammers 2s in a game that came down to the wire. William Scott and Kobi Bunt made free throws to salt the game away down the stretch.

The U16 Boys had a tough 1-3 weekend with 2 losses coming by a total of 3 points. The U16-2 Boys lost 73-75 in the dying embers of the game. The U16-4 Boys lost 76-77 to Rockingham Flames. Derek Deng and Marcus Bower each had clutch baskets down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough as the Flames scored the final basket of the game. The U16-3 Boys secures a dominant 99-67 victory over Hills 1s. 6 players scored in double figures for the team.

The U18 Men suffered a similar fate with the U18 Champs team playing well but coming up just short with a  75-78 defeat had the hands of the Flames. The U18-4 Men came out on top of the Mandurah Magic 69-50 with 3 players scoring in double figures, Ethan Jongsma, Samuel Parker, and William Parker.

The U20 Men had an impressive win the Championship division, winning 105-86. It was nice to see the team put up so many points with just 4 3-pointers made, meaning they were able to score on the interior quite successfully. The U20-2 Men lost 66-76 but fought hard throughout the game. The D-League Men defeated their Buccaneers counterparts 95-71 with 30 points from Tariq Muturi and 25 points from Saxon Gates.

It was a great weekend of High-Level Basketball and we look forward to more to come in Round 8!