Recap

Worthing Thunder progressed to the Semi final of the post-season play-offs after a comfortable 107 – 85 victory against the visiting Essex Leopards.

Thunder never looked in trouble after settling into a early lead and finishing the quarter with a 33 – 19 lead at the end of the first quarter. Playing attractive basketball in front of a packed house Thunder continued to keep control of the match finishing the first half ahead 58 – 45.

After the break both sides continued to trade baskets but Thunder never lost control of the game maintaining their lead until the final buzzer. Zaire Taylor- Barkers of Tarring man of the match – displayed his full repertoire of shots scoring spectacular baskets from around the court and guided Thunder home to a final 107 – 85 victory. Taylor finished top scorer with 34 points; Alex Owumi added 23 with Jorge Ebanks and Ishmael Fontaine adding 18 and 15 points respectively.

Thunder now meet Loughborough in the playoff semi final next Saturday at Worthing Leisure Centre tip off 7.30pm.

Details

Date Time League Match Day
6th April 2019 7:30 pm Division One Mens Home

Court

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

Results

Team1234T
Thunder33252920107
Leopards1926172385

Thunder

Position PTS REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
 107022140428001032013150831712

Leopards

Position PTS REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
 850213035670143901302301817
PTS
107
85
REB
39
32
AST
22
21
STL
14
3
BLK
0
0
FGM
42
35
FGA
80
67
FG%
52.5
52.2
3PM
10
14
3PA
32
39
3P%
31.3
35.9
FTM
13
1
FTA
15
3
FT%
86.7
33.3
OFF
8
2
DEF
31
30
TO
7
18
PF
12
17