It's a packed weekend of action at Oaklands with both the WBBL and Men's Division Two teams playing as well as plenty of junior games.
Newcastle Eagles are the visitors at 6pm on Saturday as Lee Ryan's WBBL team look to strengthen their play-off chances with a win against the north east side. Tickets are available https://tickets.lokkaroom.com/events/54251/oaklands-college-wolves-vs-newcastle-eagles/ and don't forget toapply the promo code 'TheWolves25' at checkout for a discount
Oaklands College Wolves vs Newcastle Eagles
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Wolves go into the game in ninth place with two wins from six game while Eagles are sixth with a 3-3 record, so the matchup is key for both teams’ post-season hopes. Caterrion Thompson leads Wolves with an average of 15.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while Shaquera Wade is collecting a league-high three steals per game.
Sunday afternoon's senior action sees Wolves face a tough test as they host Cardiff Met Archers. It will the second straight home game where the young Oaklands side have played against a fifth placed team, and they will look to repeat that win against Cobham Scorchers to end 2023 on a high. Coach Fahti Kstshan will against look for a big game from La'Quarn Sayers - who scored 43 points in last week's win at Ipswich - but the team's younger players wil aim to build on Wednesday's thrilling Elite Academy League win against Ipswich.
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The junior action starts at 11am on Saturday and the U-14 boys will look to take a big step towards a place in the play-offs when they host Barking & Dagenham Thunder,
Ibrahim Gariba's team are third in the East Premier with a 7-4 record and with the top five going into the post-season, a win against sixth placed Thunder would be a big boost to their post-season hopes.
The U-16 boys will also look to quieten Thunder when they host the Millwall-based London side at 1pm. It will be a big test for George Walker's team as they face a team who are joint second in the East Premier table with just one loss from their opening ten games.
The U-16 girls also face a big challenge when they host Ipswich at 3pm. A late basket from Elise Beardsworth sealed a thrilling win for Jorja Smith's team against Reading Rockets when they were last in action and they'll look for a repeat against an Ipswich side who are fifth in the table with a 5-4 record.
Sunday's action starts at 11am with the U-12 girls looking to repeat their opening day victory against Brentwood Fire. George Walker's team have found the going tough since then with only one win but with Brentwood also finding the going tough, they'll look to complete their first double of the campaign.
With both the U-12 and U-13 boys seeing their games postponed the biggest rivalry in British - possibly world - basketball will see the teams facing each other at 4pm . The U-12s head into the Christmas break top of their league with an 8-1 record while the U-13 boys are fifth in the East U-14 Conference with six wins from ten games.