29 Jan 2012

Wildcats maul Crocs to set up Breakers clash

9:20 am on 29 January 2012

The Perth Wildcats have nicely set up a top-of-the-table National Basketball League clash with the New Zealand Breakers with a comprehensive 87-55 thrashing of the third-placed Townsville Crocodiles at Challenge Stadium on Saturday night.

The Wildcats continued their strong form with their sixth straight win, going on an 11-0 run over the last five minutes of the second quarter, before two Drew Williamson triples and some Peter Crawford ill-discipline had the Cats up by 24 in the third term.

The home team then scored the first 14 points of the last period to lead by 37 with just under five minutes to go and cruised to the 32-point win.

Perth now play the Breakers on Thursday in Auckland, in a game with huge bearing on who will take first place and home-court advantage into the playoffs.