Oaklands Wolves’ men produced their best basketball of the season as they hammered London Stars 86-70.

The result will be a shot in the arm for Faith Karahan’s team as they attempt to avoid relegation from NBL Division Two South.

La’Quaren Sayers again led the way for the home team, finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Daren Agbonogah came off the bench to score 15 and Lewis Thurlbourne added 13.

Wolves’ place in Division Two looked to be in serious jeopardy as they trailed 20-13 at the first break, but from then onwards they controlled the game and Simon Patasin’s jump shot saw them cut the deficit to 34-33 going into half-time.

Lanre Pratt, who did a fantastic job on Stars’ huge centre, gave the home side the lead with the first score of the second half and with Johnstone and Thurlbourne hitting three-pointers, Wolves only briefly trailed.

They had a 59-53 lead at the final break and Agbonogah opened the fourth period with a single free-throw.

The advantage then ballooned to 17 when Johnstone sunk a triple with 3:34 on the clock as Wolves comfortably closed out the win.

In contrast it was a disappointing day for Wolves’ women as they exited the WBBL Trophy at the first stage with a 74-58 loss at Durham Palatinates.

Wolves led 15-13 at the first break and Amy West sent them into the locker room at the midway stage with a 32-24 lead.

And Lee Ryan’s team still led by 10 two minutes into the second half when Caterrion Thompson sunk a triple.

But that was as good as it got as the hosts cut that lead to two at the final break before outscoring Wolves 17-4 in the final five minutes to book a place in the quarter-finals.

West led the visitors with a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double, adding five assists, while Thompson also had 12 points.

Wolves’ young women’s Division Two side kept their play-off hopes alive as they thrashed basement side London Thunder 52-27 at Oaklands.

The home side only trailed briefly as a 13-2 run at the start of the second half saw them effectively wrap the game up with 15 minutes remaining.

Rosie Porter led the hosts' scoring with 16 points while captain Caitlin Ryan had a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double, adding five steals.

Fellow 16-year-old Lily Harkness and centre Cleo Lewis Gayle each had five points and six boards.

This was Wolves' their first league double of the season.

The men’s second team couldn’t make it a winning day for Wolves as lost 81-61 at home to Bedford Thunder.

The hosts led 15-14 at the first break but were outscored 50-29 across the middle two periods to give themselves too much to do in the final quarter.

Larry Clark led the home scoring with 14 points while Agbonogah added 17 and Ollie Parkin seven.