Capital sides too tough for Wolves

While the girls had the weekend off, Wolves NBL boys found opposition from London too strong as they suffered a pair of defeats.

Adam Pearce's under-16 side were unable to repeat their shock National Cup victory against Baltic Stars but produced a good performance before going down 83-72 in Newham.

The Lithuanian side led 20-19 at the first break and extended that advantage to 43-38 going into the locker room at half-time. A 23-14 third period put the hosts firmly in control before Wolves shaded the fourth quarter 20-18 to leave them in joint fifth place in the East Premier table.

Simon Patasin again led the way for Wolves, finishing with (29, four assists, three rebounds and as many steals. Daniel Kostadinov added 11 points and seven boards while Trey Carter's long awaited debut saw him finish with 11 points and five rebounds..

The under-14s' chances of reaching the play-offs took a knock as they went down 107-48 at home against title-chasing London Lions, on Sunday. Ibrahim Gariba's side never recovered from a 32-11 first period, and trailed 50-21 going into the half-time break. A 30-8 third period wrapped things up for the visitors before they won the final period 27-19. Dushan Crompton led hosts with ten points, missing a double-double by a single rebound while Jayden Harry also had ten points along with five assists. Kim Robinson added seven points, four assists and three rebounds while Matthew Mutinda and Ryan Tandy added four points apiece with the latter pulling down a couple of rebounds. The bench players for the under-16 boys returned to action on Sunday when they played Wolves U-16 development side in an eight minute period game followed by a bonus five minutes of action. The NBL side led 76-27 when normal time expired and then score 22 unanswered point in the extra five minutes to win 98-27. Kostadinov led the way with 18 points, with Milic Pavic adding 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Ben Hodges and Dontel Rose finished with 14 points apiece while Alex Riley had a 10 point, 14 rebound double-double. In the Herts Central Venue League at Oaklands, Wolves U-13 development side found Brentwood Leopards and Ipswich too strong while Wolves U-12 boys beat the girls 44-14.

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