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The (cheap) weekend preview

Updated: Mar 15

Wolves men look to end on a high - and it's only a quid!

It's kids (and adults, in fact absolutely anyone) for a pound as Wolves men wrap up their National League Division Two South season with a home game against Westminster Warriors on Saturday.

Tip-off is 6pm as Faith Karahan's young team look for a repeat of last week's buzzer-beating victory against Ipswich, and they will face a Warriors side who have won four of their last six games - the defeats coming against the league's top two sides, MK Breakers and Solent - to end any relegation fears and move up to sixth in the table with an 8-11 record.

One of those eight wins for a Warriors side containing several players from Wolves predecessors Leopards came at Moberley Leisure Centre as they Oaklands 83-55.

After a tough season the Wolves are looking for a big crowd in what will be a final appearance at Oaklands for several players. SO BRING THE NOISE!

Wolves II will also aim to end a tough season when they complete their D3 East fixtures with a trip to Northampton Mavericks on Saturday afternoon. It will be a revenge mission forthe young Oaklands side as they lost a thriller 0-85 when the teams met at Oaklands in December despite 25 points from Dan Kostadinov.

Wolves WBBL side have a weekend off as the competition stages its All-Star game but the academy team will still be bouncing after Wednesday's WEABL quarter-final victory in Manchester as they travel to Bracknell Cobras.

Caitlin Ryan dropped 17 points and Stella Ekblad-Piscitelli added 11 when Wolves won a bail-biter 56-54 earlier in the season, so Claire Abbott's side will be looking for a double against a team sitting eighth in the league with a 7-12 record. Claire Abbott's team need to win both of their remaining game and hope that Cardiff City win at Thames Valley to reach the Division Two play-offs.

There is also plenty of junior action for the Wolves juniors as the JNBL season reaches its penultimate weekend. Wolves U-12 boys get things going at Oaklands when they host county rivals North Herts Knight at 11am. Michael Ball's side are looking for a clean sweep against all opposition not called Milton Keynes Breakers I, and have already wrapped up second spot in Region IV, so they'll be aiming for a repeat of their 55-26 victory when they travelled to Pendelton Sports Centre in late November.

The 1pm tip-off sees Wolves U-16s face a massive task against London Stars who are still chasing the runners-up spot having won 15 of their 19 games, including a 95-30 victory against George Walker's team when they met on east London.

There's also U-16 action at 3pm as the girls host London Thunder in the first of successive games against the Millwall-based team. Jorjah Smith's team will aim to build on last week's win at Reading which improved their record to 2-16 while the capital side have a three wins from 19 games.

Wolves U-14 boys wrap up their league season with a trip to Barking & Dagenham Thunder where they will aim for a double against the Dagenham based hosts having won a thriller 63-61 earlier in the season. Ibrahim Garbia's team are already safely in the play-offs with a 15-6 record while the hosts are destined to finish sixth and miss out on the post-season having won 10 of their 21 games

Sunday's action sees the U-14 girls looking for revenge when they host a Sussex Storm side who beat them 96-25 three weeks ago. With coach Allison Day involved in the WBBL All-Star game, La'Quarne Sayles will take the team as they look to upset a fourth placed Storm side who are fourth in the South Premier table.

Wolves U-13 boys will be aiming for a double as they host Cambourne Falcons U-14 at 4pm, having won 74-45 in Cambridgeshire earlier in the season. George Walker's teams are currently seventh in the U-14 East Conference with a 7-11 record while Falcons are tenth with three wins from 19 games.

After seeing the game postponed due to a lack of referees last week, Wolves U-16s will complete a long weekend with a trip to Brentwood Fire on Sunday afternoon looking for a win which would realistically end any fears of participating in the relegation play-offs. Wolves face a side who are one place ahead of them in eighth spot. The meeting at Oaklands saw a lopsided 92-43 victory for the visitors but the Essex side go into the game with only two wins in their last nine games.

Last, but certainly not least, Wolves Vets have the first of two successive home games when they face North Herts II in the Herts League Division Two on Sunday evening, tip-off 6.30pm.

The team that grew out of a Saturday morning scrimmage for dads who wanted to shake off the previous night's excesses sit eighth in the table with a 4-8 record having won their last two games. It will be Knights second trip to Oaklands inside a week having lost 78-59 against Wolves Academy on Wednesday.

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