Thunder triumph at Loughborough after double-header weekend

Thunder travelled to Loughborough Student Riders buoyed by their tremendous game the night before. Loughborough, who had also had a big win the previous evening, stood between Thunder and a guaranteed second place in the league.

The first quarter saw Loughborough take an early lead, but Thunder then had a promising 8-0 run to gain the upper hand. An 11-3 run for Thunder towards the end of the quarter, saw Thunder take a narrow advantage into the first break (27-19). After last night’s three point extravaganza, only one three was hit in the first quarter; which was by Tom Ward.

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Thunder’s 28 three-pointers secure win against Manchester

In front of a large home crowd, Manchester Magic began well by taking an early lead, however Thunder quickly got into gear. playing some of the best basketball seen at the Thunderdome. Hitting threes at will in a high scoring first quarter, the home side led 30-22 at the break.

The pressure on Manchester continued as Thunder persisted with the long range shots. Alex Owumi was on fire from downtown as it was beginning to become very one-sided. At the halfway stage, Thunder had built a big lead (70-41) and things were looking very comfortable.

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