Thunder travelled to Loughborough Student Riders buoyed by their tremendous game the night before. Loughborough, who had also had a big win the previous evening, stood between Thunder and a guaranteed second place in the league.
The first quarter saw Loughborough take an early lead, but Thunder then had a promising 8-0 run to gain the upper hand. An 11-3 run for Thunder towards the end of the quarter, saw Thunder take a narrow advantage into the first break (27-19). After last night’s three point extravaganza, only one three was hit in the first quarter; which was by Tom Ward.