Oaklands Wolves will be looking for home comforts when both their senior teams host high-flying opposition this weekend.

After a week off, the Women's British Basketball League team face big spending Caledonia Gladiators on Saturday evening, 6pm, while the following afternoon at 3pm the men host Division Two South leaders Solent Kestrels.

Tickets for both games can be booked through oaklandsbasketball.com or cash on the door.

Gladiators sit second in the WBBL table with their only loss in ten games coming against a London Lions team who have won the last ten pieces of domestic silverware.

They also saw their WBBL Trophy hopes ended by the Lions, and with all bar one of their victories coming with double-digit margins, they look a good bet to face Lions in the play-off final.

Wolves were unable to build on a good start when they travelled to Scotland in early February as they went down 86-62.

The men face an even more daunting task the following afternoon against a Solent side who are top of the table with a perfect 17-0 record having won their games by an average of 29 points.

Having controversially dropped out of Division One last season, just a year after winning four straight top-flight titles, they are in a two-way fight for the single promotion place with National Cup winners Milton Keynes Breakers.

Wolves lost 112-49 when the teams met on the south coast in November.

Wolves’ time in Division Two appears to be coming to an end as they went down to a pair of heavy defeats in London over the weekend, losing 92-68 at Richmond before being defeated 83-55 at Westminster Warriors the following day.

Wolves started well at Richmond with Lanre Pratt's jump shot putting them 6-4 ahead but that was as good as it got and they trailed 24-16 at the first break.

Five Ethan Downing points kept Wolves within six points early in the second period before Knights pulled away to lead 49-36 at half-time.

A pair of La’Quarne Sayers three pointers saw the deficit cut to 58-51 with 5:45 remaining in the third period, but Richmond closed out the quarter on a 16-2 run and outscored Wolves 18-15 in the fourth quarter.

Sunday saw Wolves never recover from a 26-11 first period, and although they shared 38 second period points and shaded the third 15-13, Warriors outscored them 25-10 in the final frame to wrap up the victory.

There was also disappointment for Wolves Division Two Women's side who lost 61-44 at home against second-placed London All Stars on Saturday evening.

- A thrilling weekend's basketball at Oaklands saw three Wolves boys games go down to the wire before the home team came out on the top,

Just a combined four points separated the sides as Wolves Under-16s, Under-14s and Under-13s came out on the top, and to increase the strain on the hearts of some raucous crowds, the visiting team had ball and the chance to score with the final play of each game.

The Under-16s probably top the bill of heart-attack-inducing endings as they led by six points with 20 seconds on the clock but had to survive a frantic comeback from Barking RDF as a basket, a steal and a potential four point play ended with the visitors missing a free-throw to send the game into overtime, grabbing the rebound but failing to get a shot off as Wolves won 82-81.

The Under-14s also narrowly avoided overtime as Newham Youngblood's final shot came just a fraction after the clock reached 0:00, leaving them with winning 72-70 on Sunday.

Two hours later the Under-13s got the pulse racing in a whole different way as they came back from 19 down at the final break to beat Aylesbury Dux Under-14s 73-72 with Harry Regan draining the winning free-throw with 3.2 seconds on the clock before some great defence sealed the win.