Recap

Worthing Thunder progressed to the final of the National Basketball League Play-Offs with a hard-fought victory over a strong and youthful visiting Loughborough Riders. Thunder, keen to retain the silverware they won last year, had to battle all the way to ensure they would be visiting Manchester at the end of April, where they will play Solent Kestrels in the final.
Loughborough appeared to be in command for much of the game, but just like the Trophy final between these two sides earlier in the year, a devastating last quarter; which Thunder won 24-10, saw Worthing home to a victory; despite some last minute nerves.
Alex Owumi was MVP with 29 points (8 from outside the arc) and 4 rebounds. It was his 3-point shooting in the last quarter which broke the game open and finally killed off any challenge from the visitors.
Zaire Taylor and Jorge Ebanks scored 28 points and 15 points respectively.
The Play-Off Final will be held in Manchester on Sunday 28th April 2019 and any fans who wish to travel on the Supporters’ Club coach should contact the club on supporters@worthingthunder.net

Details

Date Time
13th April 2019 7:30 pm

Court

Worthing Leisure Centre
Shaftesbury Ave, Worthing BN12 4EA, UK

Results

Team1234T
Thunder1823212486
Riders2125161072

Thunder

Position PTS REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
 860159029650133001516010221214

Riders

Position PTS REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
 7201682275708230101409251918
PTS
86
72
REB
32
34
AST
15
16
STL
9
8
BLK
0
2
FGM
29
27
FGA
65
57
FG%
44.6
47.4
3PM
13
8
3PA
30
23
3P%
43.3
34.8
FTM
15
10
FTA
16
14
FT%
93.8
71.4
OFF
10
9
DEF
22
25
TO
12
19
PF
14
18