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Big win for girls in Barking

Wolves under-16 girls remain top of NBL South 1 after a dominant 101-34 victory at Barking RDF on Saturday afternoon.

Tor Freeman’s side made it six wins from seven games as with their second hammering of the east London side this season. RDF scored the opening basket, but that was as good as got for the home side as Wolves took a 24-7 lead into the first break.

That advantage grew to 50-19 going into the half-time break and it was all over by the end of the third period with the visitors 75-27 ahead. The century mark came with the final score of the game as Mila Skipic-Piscatelli beating the buzzer to wrap up the win.

Joanna Akpan led the Wolves’ scoring with 17 points, adding six assists and three rebounds, while Lilly Harkness finished with 14 points off seven-from-eight shooting, adding three assists despite fouling out. Caitlin Ryan had 12 points, five boards, four blocks and as many assists, while Amye Swinney had 11 points, three assists, three steals and three rebounds as six Wolves finished in double figures.

In contrast, the under-14 boys suffered a heart-breaking 67-66 home loss against London Thunder.

Ibrahim Gariba’s team were ahead by two points going into the final minute and had the chance to tie the game at the foul line before had the ball back in the dying seconds but turned it over as the visitors escaped with the victory.

Jayden Harry led Wolves with 19 points before fouling out, while Kayden Brown added 15 points and four rebounds. Leo Milea had a massive ten point, 18 rebound double-double, while Dusan Crompton added nine rebounds to his six points before joining Harry on the bench.

Wolves trailed 21-17 at the first break and the game looked over as Thunder took a 45-23 lead into the locker room at half-time. But Wolves fought their way back into the game with a 28-12 third period before outscoring the visitors 15-10 in the fourth quarter but came up just short.

In the Herts Central Venue League, Wolves U-13 Premier (pictured) side continued their good season with a 52-20 victory against Brentwood Leopards. The Leopards bounced back to beat Wolves U-14 Development 29-20.

Wolves’ U-13 Development team also had good day as they defeated a depleted Wolves U-13 Girls team 34-12 and then beat the club’s U-12 Boys team 34-24. The U-12s quickly bounced back as they completed the day’s action with a 56-8 win against the girls.

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