Worthing Thunder beat BBL-side Surrey Scorchers in an exciting BBL Trophy First Round match, 86-80. It was a third-quarter run of 21-0 which turned the match for Thunder and saw them proceed into the next round, where a home tie against London Royals or Team Wales awaits.
Thunder trailed their visitors by 7 points at the end of the first quarter and continued to match their visitors as they went into the locker room, 37-42 down. An incredible third quarter performance saw Thunder turn the game on it’s head, leading by as many as 15 points (60-45). The fourth quarter saw Scorchers gradually fight back; getting the game to within 4 points. However, roared on by their enthusiastic supporters, Thunder were not to be deprived of a famous victory and they held on to come out victorious by 6 points.
Top scorers for Thunder were Brendan Okoronkwo with 22 points, Zaire Taylor with 16, Jorge Ebanks with 14 points and Alex Owumi with 13 points.
Thunder are next at home on Saturday 5th January 2019 against Thames Valley Cavaliers, tip-off 7:30pm. Worthing Thunder wish all their fans, players, volunteers and officials a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you again in January.