Thunder shine in pre-season friendly

Worthing Thunder continued with their impressive pre-season programme with a comprehensive 117-79 victory over visitors Essex and Herts Leopards in front of another good home crowd.


In a match where six Thunder players hit double figures, Thunder turned in a good all-round team performance hitting 15-three pointers from outside the arc. Youngster, Cameron Hildreth, had another excellent game scoring 17 points carrying on from where he left off last week. Kayne King also impressed hitting 16 points to go with his 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Zaire Taylor also chipped in with another double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Tom Ward playing his first game of the season scored 23 points; scoring 5 from 7 from outside the arc.


Top scorers for Thunder were Alex Owumi (24 points); Tom Ward (23 points); Cameron Hildreth (17 points); Kayne King (16 points); Zaire Taylor (14 points); Ishmael Fontaine (13 points).


Thunder open their League campaign in their next home game against Barking Abbey on Saturday 28th September, tip-off 7.30 pm.

Tom Ward returns for 6th season at Thunder.

Worthing Thunder is delighted to welcome back Brighton-based guard Tom Ward for the upcoming NBL Division 1 season.

Tom returns to Thunder for his sixth season with the club, having signed initially in the 2013-14 season.

In between his time at Worthing, Tom spent a season in Spain playing for Canarias and Tenerife before returning to the South Coast where he has played for the last four seasons.

Alongside playing for Worthing Thunder Tom is co-Director of BTM Basketball, who offer bespoke international basketball tours that combine intense basketball development, cultural exploration and team bonding opportunities to create memories and experiences of a lifetime.

Zaire Taylor Commented : I’m extremely happy to announce that Tom will be returning. His great shooting and ability to score in a variety of ways makes him a match up nightmare for defenders. He’s a player that will add some additional veteran leadership, and is a great locker room presence. Hope Thunder supporters are as excited for his return as I am.

Tom: I’m looking forward to this upcoming season and playing another year with all of the returners. Im also really excited about the new additions that have joined the team. I’m ready to get this season started because we have a lot of unfinished business to take care of.

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