Thunder back to winning ways

Worthing Thunder returned to winning ways with a convincing 104-86 victory over Essex Leopards in front of a noisy and enthusiastic crowd at Worthing Leisure Centre. Thunder started strongly; storming into a 27-14 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back throughout the game. At half time, Thunder’s lead was reduced to 12, but after the break their superiority was restored as they finished the quarter strongly and at the break lead by 18 points (81-63).

Although Essex fought back to reduce the margin to just 6 points, Thunder were not to be outdone and eventually finished victors by 18 points.

Barkers of Tarring Man of the Match, Zaire Taylor, hit 38 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. He was ably supported by Alex Owumi (23 points, 14 rebounds) and Brendan Okoronkwo (18 points, 10 rebounds).

Thunder are next in action on Saturday 17th November against Barking Abbey Crusaders at 7:30pm at Worthing Leisure Centre.


Players, staff and supporters paying respects to those we remember before the game.

Thunder edge out Reading Rockets in front of packed Thunderdome.

Worthing Thunder continued their impressive start to the season with an 86-79 victory over Reading Rockets in front of another packed house at Worthing Leisure Centre in a tight first quarter where neither side could command any significant lead. Thunder went into the break leading by a solitary point (28-28). Status quo continued until half time with both teams returning to the locker room and the lead switched to Reading ahead 44 – 43.

However it was Reading that came out fighting in the third quarter, extending their lead to as many as 10 points. Thunder rallied throughout the remainder of the quarter to claw back the lead; ending the quarter 58 – 58.

In the last quarter, cheered on by increasingly enthusiastic and noisy crowd, Thunder were determined to secure another victory and saw the game home to a comfortable  86 – 79 victory.

The match was sponsored by Julian Wilkins & Co. who selected Zaire Taylor as their Man of the Match.

Top scorers were Alex Owumi and Zaire Taylor both with 22 points, Brendan Okoronkwo with 18 points, Tom Ward with 10 points and Ishmael Fontaine and Kevin Moyo with 7 points each.

Next home game is 27th October against Team Newcastle University, tip off 7:30pm.