The Under 14 Girls were in action for the first time this season on Sunday 21st October.
The Under 14 Girls have been working hard in the preseason with their new Head Coach Luis Romero and their new Assistant Coach Javier Ramos. The club are hoping that the new Spainish coaching team will be able to inject a bit of flair and excitment into the under 14s programme this season. From seeing the girls on the floor on Sunday it looks like this may be happening.
The Wolves' first opponenets on the opening league day was the East Lothian Peregrines. Coach Luis came into the game expecting the East Lothian group to be a difficult foe based on the pervious couple of years results at the Regional Development League and National Challenges. The story of the game was also made even more interesting with the fact the Gayatri Vijapurkar would not be playing due to her family moving down to London, and Beth Kean also out for the game. East Lothian were also down a couple of players.
The Wolves started off the game very dominant and put a lot of defensive pressure onto the Peregrines and played their transition and offensive games at a very high pace. This lead to the Wolves not allowing the Peregrines to score in the first half, while putting in 33 points themselves. The Wolves continued strong in the second half and ran out winners of the game with a final scoreline of 49-10. The leading scorers for the game were Leah Stewart and Claire Young, who both scored 12 points. Coach Luis was very pleased with the teams hustle but was really impressed with the rebounding effort put in by Rachel Wallace and Caroline Cassidy.
The second game of the day saw the Wolves play the Stirling Knights. The Wolves played very well in this game as well, outscoring their opponents in every quarter. However the first half was a closer affair with the score at half time reading 16-9 to the Wolves. The turning point of the game was the third quarter, due to the Wolves improving their defense and finding the basket with ease. The Wolves won the quarter 19-2 and created a comfortable lead. Leah Stewart was again the lead scorer with 15 points, while Rachel Wallace and Claire Young had 8 points each. Coach Luis was very happy with the second half of this game saying, 'We are getting better at putting pressure on the ball and trying to understand how to use our body to react quick, I was also very happy with how we connected defence to offence. Our rythme was good in the second half, so I am pleased.'
It is the start of a long season for the girls, but they have begun their season in a very positive way.
Lets Go WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!!