Monday 1st May 2017
3pm Tip (Local Time)
TIM Andorra Tournament
Bronze Medal Final
West Lothian Wolves 44 - 34 AB Vendrell 1
Q2: 9-7 (20-16)
Q3: 11-7 (31-23)
Q4: 13-11 (44-34)
West Lothian Wolves - R. Harvey (11), K. Clark (10), J. Torrance (10)
AB Vendrell - M. Navarro (10), J. Selva (8), C. Espejo (6)
The Wolves took to the floor for their final game of the TIM Andorra Tournament when they took on AB Vendrell in the Bronze Medal Game.
Vendrell took an early 4pt lead in the 1st Quarter which the Wolves twice brought back to a tied game before falling behind again. However, after a couple of small lead changes at the end of the 1st, the Wolves took the lead which they would hold for the rest of the game.
The Wolves took the lead to 7pts in the 2nd on the back of 5pts each from both Rose Harvey and Jenni Torrance before being pegged back to a 2pt game for a 6 minute period. After that, the Wolves pulled away to a double figure lead and took the Bronze Medal on their first visit to the TIM Andorra Tournament.
Following the game, Captain Rose Harvey added to the success by qualifying for and winning the tournament 3pt contest.
Sunday 30th April 2017
Our U14 Girls continued their journey in the TIM Andorra Tournament, following their win on Saturday, when they took on CN Terrassa today.
Terrassa stormed into a 10-2 lead in the 1st Quarter and held their advantage going into half time (24-13). The Wolves continued to fight throughout but were unable to overturn a very strong CNT side.
Final Score: CN Terrassa 56-32 West Lothian Wolves
The Wolves were back in action again at 6pm local time when they took on CB Prat-Aigues del Prat A in their final group fixture.
The Wolves went up early in the 1st Quarter but were picked back half way through the quarter before the Wolves rallied again to take the 1st 16-13.
The Wolves would hold the lead for the rest of the game despite losing the 3rd Quarter 15-10 but the lead stayed within 10 for the entire 4th Quarter.
Wolves took the win 51-45 to finish 2nd in Group A and qualify for the Bronze Medal Game. They will take on Joventut Les Corts A at 3pm local time on Monday.
Sunday 30th April 2017
St Columba's HS, Dunfermline
SBC U18M National League Division 1/2 Playoff
West Lothian Wolves 65-49 Tayside Musketeers
Q2: 14-11 (29-24)
Q3: 13-20 (42-44)
Q4: 23-5 (65-49)
West Lothian Wolves - J. Baxter (15), S. Kerr (14), J. Ferguson (8)
Tayside Musketeers - J. Miller (16), H. Morrice (8), P. Balodis (7)
Officials: S. Morgan & G. McWhirter
The Wolves traveled to Dunfermline hoping to finish off their season by securing their first season in Division 1. After falling short in the Division 2 playoff Final to Glasgow City in March, the Wolves came up against Tayside Musketeers, who finished 2nd bottom in D1 this season.
The game started at a quick pace with Muskies taking an early 6-2 lead thanks to two 3 pointers. The Wolves then took control of the game with some expert movement to pull back to within 1 and force a Tayside timeout with 3 minutes to play in the 1st.
The Wolves took the lead into half time by 4 but Tayside started their fight back in the 3rd. Fueled by a string of four 3 pointers in a row, Muskies took the quarter 20-13 and the lead by 2.
However, the 4th Quarter proved to be a demolition with the Wolves holding Tayside to 5 points with some excellent defence and rebounding. The Wolves U16s also lit up on offence, with Stewart Kerr, Jack Meldrum, Jack Ferguson and Kieran Man combining for 19 of the Wolves's 23pts in the final Quarter.
The Wolves took the win by 16 and will now look forward to Division 1 basketball next season.
Saturday 29th April 2017
TIM Andorra Tournament
West Lothian Wolves U14G 51-48 CB Nou Espluges
The U14 Girls travelled to Andorra yesterday to take part in the TIM Andorra Tournament, previously attended by Scotland U12 & U13 National Development Squads.
After arriving and relaxing at the hotel, they took to the floor today, beating CB Nou Espluges 51-48 and now look forward to two games tomorrow, against CB Terrassa at 11am and CB Prat at 6pm.
Primary League Playoffs 2017
Friday 28th April 2017
Deans Community High School
Playoffs (Winner and Runner-Up through to Lothian Primary Finals on Tues 2nd May at The Oriam)
Winner - Peel Primary School
Runners Up - Livingston Village Primary School A
Champions - St Ninians Primary School A
2nd - Peel Primary School
3rd - Livingston Village Primary School A
4th - Parkhead Primary School
5th - Williamston Primary School
Champions - Knightsridge Primary School
2nd - Dedridge Primary School
3rd - Livingston Village Primary School B
4th - Bankton Primary School
5th - St Ninians Primary School B
6th - Deans Primary School
"All Star 5"
Aidan Paton - Parkhead
Anders Kilgore - Parkhead
Erin O'Sullivan - St Ninians A
Callum Craig - St Ninians A
Fraser Christie - Peel
Fraser Christie - Peel
West Lothian Wolves U18 Women stretched their unbeaten run to 5 on their tour in Spain, while winning their 3rd win in the La Linea Tournament.
The Wolves had previously taken wins from the Gibraltar National Team and Cueta before the tournament began and then won their opening game against tournament hosts, ULB, last night.
They then extended their run in today's 2 games where they firstly won 35-27 against DKV El Puerto in the morning before defeating 48-39 against Maristas Granada in the Afternoon.
The Girls will play their final game against CAB Unares on Sunday at 11am (Local Time)
West Lothian Wolves continued their unbeaten run of their La Linea tour in their 3rd game this evening. The U18 Women, who have already beaten Gibraltar and Cueta in the last few days, opened the La Linea "Semana Santa" Tournament against tournament hosts Union Linense Baloncesto today.
The Wolves took the win 61-51 after coming back from being 8 down at Half Time.
Wolves Head Coach, Dave Evans, said "The trip so far has been an amazing experience for the girls, coaches and parents so far.
Everyone has had a great time and we're thankful to the Union Linense De Baloncesto for hosting the tournament and inviting us.
So far, we've played 3 tough games and have managed to play well in all 3. I've been impressed with the effort of the girls and they've stuck to our style of basketball.
The key thing for me is that they have had a huge smile on their faces the whole time and are enjoying playing against tough opposition.
I'm not sure which game has been my favourite so far; the game against the Gibraltar National Team, the game on the African Continent against Ceuta or the game against the home organisers, ULB.
We're all looking forward to the rest of the tournament."
The Wolves will take to the floor twice on Saturday, taking on DKV El Puerto at 11.10am (local time) and then playing Maristas Granada at 1.30pm (local time).
They will also play CAB Unares at 11am (local time) on Sunday.
Our Wolves U18 Women continued their tour in Spain this week following their win against Gibraltar on Wednesday.
Today, the Girls took a ferry to the Spanish Enclave of Cueta which is near Morocco on the African Continent. This made them the first Scottish Club to compete in Africa.
They took the win 51-36 against Cueta and will now take the ferry back tonight before competing in the La Linea Tournament from Friday to Sunday.
Their first game will be against hosts, ULB, on Friday Morning.
Our Wolves U18 Women opened their Tour in Spain this week with a win over the Gibraltar National Team, 59-54.
The Girls will now head to the Spanish Enclave of Ceuta, near Morocco, where they will become the first Scottish team to play on the African Continent before returning to La Linea on Friday to take part in the "VIII Torneo de Baloncesto Cuidad de La Linea" which includes team from across Spain as well as Gibraltar, Liverpool and the Wolves.
The Wolves will play in the opening game against hosts, Union Linense Baloncesto (ULB) on Friday
For more information on the tournament, click HERE
On Saturday, the U16 Men enter the playoffs at the Quarter Final stage and we caught up with Captain, Jack Meldrum, to discuss his thoughts on the playoffs this season.
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Q1. How has your season been so far??
"The season so far has been extremely enjoyable.
During the first few games, we did not have enough experience of Div 1 so we got off to a slow start but started to find our stride and haven't slowed down since.
Playing in Bathgate with our amazing support for every game has made it even more fun."
Q2. What do you think has been your toughest game this season and why??
"The toughest game so far has been St Mirren in the Cup Final. The fact that it was such an important game let the nerves get to us and just the fact that St Mirren are such a strong side was challenging to face these very good players."
Q3. What has been your favourite game this season and why??
"My favourite game this season would have to be the Fury game in the Cup Quarter Finals, when we came back from 11 down with 3 minutes to play. It was an even better feeling knowing that we did it without either of our Point Guards playing in that game.
It felt good to hush the Falkirk crowd in the Mariner."
Q4. How are you feeling going into this year's playoffs??
"I'm feeling fairly confident that we can make a very deep run in the playoffs and challenge St Mirren in the final again."
Q5. If you could add one player you have faced this year at your age group to your squad, who would it be and why??
"The one player would have to be Jordan Burke from Blaze.
He is a hard worker, a hustler on the court and would fit perfectly into our team. He is also a very good friend of both myself and the rest of the team."
Q6. What will be the breakfast of choice on playoff game day??
"As always on game days; sausages and egg, pineapple juice, greek yoghurt and some fresh fruit."