There are loads of games happening this weekend. Teams out representing the Wolves this weekend include the U14 boys who have a Cup game and two league games, our u14 girls our under 16 girls and our u18 boys.
We wish them all the best of luck this weekend.
You can catch up with all their results in the newsletter which shou
Senior Women vs Pentland Star
17 Feb at Linlithgow Academy
Owing to an earlier cancellation, this was the first time that Pentland Star and WL Wolves had met this season. Although Pentland were first to get a point on the board with an early free throw, it was Wolves who dominated with Nicole Marshall and Lynne McGill leading the way on points with 7pts & 6pts in the first quarter. With a further two points from Kelly McGowan and Vicki Whigham, at the end of the first quarter Wolves were 12 points ahead at 17-5.
Going into the second quarter Pentland put more pressure on the ball and worked hard on D to keep the Wolves out. Wolves responded in kind and the teams were evenly matched making it 9-all for the quarter and 26 – 14 overall.
The game started with a high intensity after the break with both teams fighting for every loose ball and rebound. Each side looked to run their plays and find gaps in the defence to notch up more points. The Wolves soon found themselves in foul trouble but it was not enough for Pentland to take full advantage and Wolves won the quarter 18-17.
In the final quarter Wolves looked to cement their lead and keep Pentland at bay. Having taken advantage of the bench throughout the game the Wolves were still strong with high energy. The Wolves put on another solid performance in the final quarter and were first to put points on the board. They continued to run the plays and good movement inside the key enabled them to capitalise on opportunities and increase their lead. With a final quarter score of 16 – 8, the game finished 60 – 39.
Another solid team performance from the Wolves with N.Marshall and L.McGill taking top spot on scoring with 15pts & 12pts respectively.
U14 GIRLS SCOTTISH NATIONAL CUP
Wolves 40-37 ST.MIRREN WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND
On Sunday the longest unbeaten streak in U14s Scottish basketball history is over after our girls led practically from tip-off to the final buzzer to turn back visiting St.Mirren 40-37 in the basketballscotland Game of the Week.
SWL conquered a semi-final spot in the inaugural U14s National Cup against all odds. Both teams went into the game with full rosters and no injury problems, but the star turned out to be the home team's defence. SWL worked the full game to hold St.Mirren 41 points below its season-long scoring average of 78 points.
Mili Bolatiki led the winners with 11 points, while surprise bench starter Erynn Legge added 9 points
and 5 assists. Ruth Allison paced the hosts to a 11-11 start that ballooned to 21-17 in the second
quarter, but basketballpaisley came back to 27-27 with one quarter left and 38-37 near the end of the game, but could not get closer.
An individual highlight for our team was Ruth Allison’s performance who was able to sign a
defensive double-double with 14 rebounds and 13 blocked shots. Not forgetting the extremely
powerful Rachel Crow improving after every single game this season.
With 27-27 at the scoreboard and one quarter to go it was time for Helen Walker and Abbie Cowan
to shut the door. Walker opened the fourth-quarter scoring with a strong drive. Huey got loose for a fastbreak, but SWL's Allison got just as open for an easy basket-plus-free throw and powered in another 2 points to make it 32-27.
With one minute to go, Hancock scored in close for Paisley before McLeod made a teardrop among
the centers at 38-37. It was our time, however a turnover gave the ball back to St Mirren and a final chance for the visiting team…
In an incredible defensive stance it was all or nothing, a brilliant second help effort of Roko Bolatiki finished with a steal and without losing a second she organized a fast break finished with the winning lay-up by Ruth Allison.
That’s the Scottish National Cup, the knock out competition. Our girls shocked the country and
ended Paisley’s unbelievable winning streak.
Believe it or not, our U14 Girls team is qualified for National Semi-Finals to be played no later
than 16th March. We are waiting for our rival, next Sunday City of Edinburgh Kats will host Tayside
Musketeers, the winning team will be our rival in the next round.
We keep on dreaming…..
U16 WOMEN NATIONAL LEAGUE DIV.1
Mariner Centre (Falkirk) – 8/2/2014
FALKIRK FURY 32-84 STRILING WEST LOTHIAN
Our girls were up 6-21 after the first quarter, becoming the second time this season to lead by 15
points or more after the opening frame looks like we are improving our warm-up routine.
Mili Bolaitiki returned after a game absence and the team responded by taking apart the Falkirk
Fury 32-84 at Mariner Centre, our second largest margin of victory in the season. Wolves improved
to 10-1, while Fury slipped to 1-10.
Turning point of the game was the start of the second half. Allison assisted on Gray's layup 10
seconds into the game and it was all downhill for Fury from there. Our young women scored the
game's first 13 points as the home squad missed its first six shots and committed a pair of turnovers
in that span. By the midway point of the third quarter, we already had a 30 points gap being focused
on defence and not being influenced by the crowd at all.
Teamwork was the key word again with every player with offensive performance and eight of them
scoring more than seven points. Very remarkable were Erynn Legge’s numbers with 7 points, 8
rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and a great defensive job.
It totally looked like our players forced the home team to run out of gas quick. The pace was
almost too fast with 38 points coming from the bench.
When you're up by 35 points halfway through the third quarter, you can get a little creative. That's
what the Stewart-Forde-Bolatiki triangle did on some fastbreak situations bringing the crowd to their
Despite all the highlights, our team nearly had a real problem on their hands. A really tall Fury
team was fighting hard and winning the rebounding battle until the Wallace-Gray duo stepped up.
Great consistency and clever positioning gave us a solution on that issue.
What’s next? One of the key games of the season, Saturday 22nd at The Peak’s show court (Stirling), our team will be facing Glasgow Rocks (currently third and last season’s Playoff Champions). A win will assure us the second place for this season’s Playoffs.
Report by Luis Romero.
today's senior men's game has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in the near future.