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Mixed day for U-13s

There were mixed results for the Wolves U-13 boys premier team on Sunday as they split their pair of games against older opposition. Having lost their previous game against Wolves U-15 Development B by six points, they halved the margin of defeat to 65-62, but stand-in coach Graham Hiscock was left frustrated as they threw away a 20-point first half lead. They started well against their older club-mates, with three straight Dylan Maisey baskets helping take a 24-12 lead into the first break and continued to control the game as they went into the half-time break leading 48-28. But they found points harder to come by in the second half as the U-15s closed to gap to 48-40 at the final break and grabbed the lead for the first time with a minute on the clock. A poor final offensive possession saw the U-13s turn the ball over and Yann Marrick broke out to give his team the win. Liam Schertal led the U-13s with 14 points, Albert adding ten, Zac nine and Ethan Chung 8. The U-15s were led by Merrick's 22 and 15 from Max Bundy With Ibrahim Graiba returning to the bench after coaching against his side, Wolves U-13s found the going easier against Braintree Blue Devils U-14s, running out 62-26 winners.

Wolves never looked back after a 12-2 start, and went into the first break 24-4 ahead before doubling that lead to 48-8 at half-time. The second half again proved to be closer as the teams shared 20 third period points before Devils shaded the final stanza 8-4. Max F,aucherand Rocky Starr and Eriko Brakollari led a balanced Wolves' offence with ten points apiece, while Schertal, Zac Butterworth and Maisey all added eight points. There was also success for Wolves U-17 Development side as they hammered Stevenage Royals 66-23, never looking back after taking a 28-6 lead into the half-time break. Meanwhile, Chung stepped up from the U-13s to help the team he'd just lost against, but it wasn't enough to prevent the U-15 Development B team losing 70-30 against West Herts Warriors. There was also a pair of defeats for the U-15 Development A team as they lost 52-22 against Warriors and 56-44 against Royals.

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