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.