Following their win over Grangemouth, the Ladies had moved through to the Quarter Finals of the Lothian Cup where they faced Dunfermline on Wednesday night (4 March).
Having faced each other twice already in the season, with each team experiencing a win at home, it was shaping up to be a close game although Dunfermline had the home advantage this time around.
Dunfermline were first to put points on the board but Wolves weren't far behind after converting 1 free throw following a foul en route to the basket. It was a close first quarter with a score of 11-8.
In the second quarter Wolves were keen to close the gap and gain control. Wolves worked hard and solid defence meant that not only did Wolves take the lead they held Dunfermline to zero points for the quarter.
After the half time break Dunfermline's number 9, who had been missing from the first half, took to the court and looked to turn the team's fortune around. Along with increased pressure on defence overall, Dunfermline forced a number of turnovers which they capitalised on to close the gap. Wolves continued to work hard and notch up points but by the end of the quarter Dunfermline had again developed a 3-point lead.
With the game as close as ever both teams wanted the win. Dunfermline continued to press and look to get the ball to No. 9 who was quickly advancing the team (scoring 20 points in 20 minutes along with several assists). The gap soon increased and Wolves were unable to respond within the remaining minutes. Game finished 59-39.
Top scorers for the Wolves were Nicole Marshall with 10 points, closely followed by Lynne McGill and Kelly McGowan with 8pts each.
WL Wolves vs Currie Buccaneers - 27 Feb.
Following a number of close games and near misses over recent weeks the Div 2 Men were keen to get another win under their belts and came out strong for their game against Currie Buccaneers last Friday night (27 Feb).
Wolves moved the ball well, ran their plays and looked to get the ball to the inside post player to notch up points. By the end of the opening quarter Wolves had developed a 4-16 lead.
Buccaneers rallied in the second quarter and two 3 pointers, coupled with bonus points from the line, saw the teams draw the quarter 11 each.
Things remained fairly even in the second half with both teams putting pressure on the ball, forcing turnovers, and making the other team work for their points. The third quarter ended in a draw 8 points each, whilst Wolves edged it in the fourth 8-10, making the overall score 31 – 45 to Wolves.
A great team effort by the guys; top scorer was Brian Jamieson (No. 12) with 23 points, followed by Malcolm Currie (No. 11) with 10 points.
The Wolves Div2 SM are next in action on Friday 13 March at 19:10 at West Woods Health Club against Leith HoneyBadgers. Hope to see you there.
Please note that Friday evenings U10 and U12 training at James Young High School is cancelled as the school are using the gym, U12's are more than welcome to go along to the training session tonight at James Young, 6:00-7:15pm.
It's time for the School League games again on Friday afternoon at Deans Community High School from
And for those involved ESSP is cancelled Tuesday morning, back on Thursday.
Thank you ( AM)