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The weekend preview

With Wolves' WBBL side having a week off and the D2 men facing a double-header in London, there's some rare Saturday evening for the club's D2 women when they host London All-Stars at 5.45pm. Admission is free for this game.

It's a big game for both teams, with All Stars sitting second in the table having only lost two of their 16 games while Wolves are in third spot with a 10-6 record and looking for a top four finish to reach the post-season play-offs.

When the teams met in south London in November, Wolves found points hard to come by and a 21-9 fourth period saw the hosts run out 54-39 winners. With a depleted side due to injuries and holidays coach Claire Abbott will be looking for big game from leading scorers Rosie Porter and Caitlin Ryan if Wolves are to build on last week's win at Hemel Storm.

It's now or never for the men as they travel to Richmond Knights on Saturday evening before facing fellow strugglers Westminster Warriors the following day.

Wolves will look for revenge against a Knights team who hammered them 102-49 in November's meeting at Oaklands, but it will be tough game against a side who are sitting third in the table with a 13-5 record.

Wolves and Warriors have yet to meet this season but it's a massive game for both teams, with the visitors needing a win to against tenth place Westminster (5-10) to have any chance of catching them in the Division Two South table.

There is also plenty of junior action at Oaklands over the weekend with seven games on the slate. There's an early start at 10:45 when the U-12 boys continue their push for second place in Region IV when they host and Ipswich side they have already beaten on the road. Just 15 minutes the action on court two starts when the U-15 boys host fifth placed Bedford Thunder and will look to avenge a 97-54 loss early in the season. Coach La'Quarne Sayles has again drafted in three players from the U-14s and will look a repeat of their victory against Stevenage when the younger boys strengthened the team.

There will then be a quick change round as the action moves to the show court for a double header of U-16 action against Barking RDF, with the boys playing at 1pm and the girls at 3pm.

It will be the first time any of the sides have met this season as the east London club prioritise a European competition but it's a key game in the boys league with both sides looking to avoid the relegation play-offs, and a victory for George Walker's Wolves would go a long way to avoiding the wrong kind of post-season action. Meanwhile, although there is no relegation in the girls' section, both teams will look to improve on their record having won only three games between them.

There's no let-up in the action on Sunday as the U12 girls host Reading Rockets at 11.30am, in a fourth versus third clash. Rockets were comfortable winners when the teams met at JMA earlier in the campaign but Wolves have shown steady improvement throughout the season and with three games remaining will be looking for a top half finish in their first National League campaign.

The biggest game of the day comes at 1.30pm when the U-14 boys host Newham Youngbloods. Both teams look certain to feature in the post-season but will want to clinch fourth spot and a avoid a trip to a league winner in the play-off first round. Wolves are third with an 11-6 record while Newham are fifth with ten wins from 15 games. Wolves lost a thriller 76-75 when the sides met in east London, so a two-point win on Sunday would seal the head-to-head decider if the teams finished with the same record.

A long weekend at Oaklands is wrapped up at 3.30pm when the U-13 boys go on a revenge mission against Aylesbury Dux having lost 65-60 when they met earlier in the season. The teams have similar records with both sides having five wins, Dux having lost 11 games and Wolves ten.

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