Thunder claim 2019 National Trophy Final!

Worthing Thunder stormed to a dramatic fourth quarter victory against Loughbrough Riders to lift their second piece of silverware in just nine months.

After trailing for all but 3 minutes and 34 seconds of the match an 8-0 run down the final stretch saw Thunder pick up a hard fought 84 – 80 victory in front of a large a noisy contingent of travelling fans.

Top scorers for Thunder were MVP Jorge Ebanks with 20 points; Zaire Taylor 19; Alex Owumi 15; Bendan Okoronkwo and Kevin Moyo 11 points.

Thunder are next in action at Worthing Leisure Centre next Saturday in a top of the table clash against Solent Kestrels tip off 7.30 pm

Thunder miss out on double weekend victory.

Thunder missed out on a double-victory weekend after they lost at home in a hard-fought and physical game to visitors, Hemel Storm, 114-109. In a match which went to two periods of overtime, Thunder and Hemel both had chances to win the game, but it was the visitors who secured the victory after Thunder got into serious foul trouble; with 4 players eventually fouled out. 

Hemel started the game the better of the two sides and were leading at the end of both the first quarter and half-time by 2 points. Thunder came out after the break to edge into a 4 point lead at the end of the third. Hemel had a chance to win the match with the last play in normal time, but their shot fell short. 
Neither side could be separated during the first period of overtime and as the game progressed, Thunder’s fouled-out players were sorely missed and Hemel ended the game with a well-deserved victory. 
Zaire Taylor was top-scorer for Thunder with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Jorge Ebanks scored 32 points and 12 rebounds. 
Thunder will wish to put this defeat to the back of their minds as they set off to play in the National Trophy Final next weekend, Sunday 10th February against Loughborough Riders at University of East London, tip off 3:30pm