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By londonthunder, Oct 29 2018 08:19PM

Thunder visited Lions in Bethnal Green on Saturday, and earned a well deserved win.

After two consecutive League losses, the 9-men team played with good spirit leading for the last 35', and closing the game in the second half.

Thunder forced turnovers right from the beginning, and the gap after 10' was not larger than 2 points only because of a number of missed layups and shots from short distance.

In the second quarter, Lions stayed in the game thanks to some great offensive moves by their in-form point guard, but Thunder kept their composure, always reacting, and finishing the first half with a 6 points gap.

After the break, defensive changes on the Thunder side set the game in a different direction.

Lions kept grabbing more rebounds, but struggled to find space and offensive solutions. Thunder added pressure and managed to steal more balls, which helped them get into a better flow in transition, and extend their lead over both quarters to the final 14.

The passing also got better in the second half and several players attacked with the right confidence. Good signs from a team that still has wide margins of improvement.

Myles 34

Morgan 11

Laurie 7

Sachin 6

Leo, Ryan 4

Lions 62 – 76 Thunder (14-16, 21-25, 15-18, 12-17)

By londonthunder, Oct 29 2018 08:10PM

London Thunder fought for the win in this local derby. The gym was packed with supporters from the previous game. This was destined to be a crunch game with either side able to win. The first quarter set the tempo Daniel and Mo started the scores but the energy in the gym was on the side of Pride. Thunder were lucky to end the first quarter 16-11. The game was on, Pride came out in the second quarter and pressed hard 4 turnovers back to back made Southwark ahead by halftime winning the second quarter so up at halftime 23-11. During the halftime Coach Steve had a strong word with the squad this game was down to who wanted it more. Start of the 3rd. TJ began to dominate the key and kept out of foul trouble Thunder won the 3rd quarter 19-12 all they had to do was stay in control and run the transition and not get caught in the halfway line traps. Southwark needed to press and the last quarter was all to play for . Foul trouble for pride made them lose their key player on the post which gave Thunder the opportunity to capitalise and win by 9 points.

Top scores

Josh 16

Reuben 10

Mo 9

TJ 14points 4 rebounds

Daniel 6 points 2 rebounds

Sam 1 rebounds

Harry 2 rebounds

Overall a good win but the transition game and plays need work Coach Steve will start rotation of team players. Let’s go Thunder

Coach Peter Lang

By londonthunder, Oct 22 2018 09:40AM

Thunder hosted Sussex Storm on Sunday afteroon looking to continue their home winning streak.

In the early stages of the first quarter Thunder were not defending well but managed to stay ahead in the opening minutes of the game. After Thunder’s 7-4 early lead, Sussex Storm had a 10-0 run to take the lead and force a Thunder time out. Storm continued to attack the rebounds and push the ball in transition and were up 25-15 up at the break. Things went from bad to worse for Thunder in the second quarter as Storm pulled further ahead with an 8-0 run the the first 4 minutes of the second quarter, to give Storm an 18 point lead, Thunder tried to respond but Storm went even further ahead, controlling the rebounds and scoring in the paint.

Thunder could not get going all game, but made a final push in the 4th quarter and managed to temporarily reduce Storms lead, but Storm came back to restore their 20 point lead.

Scorers: Richards 16, Simeon 13, Shane 8, Myles 6, Aaron 3.

Quarter scores 15-25; 8-19; 7-13; 16-16; London Thunder 46- Sussex Storm 73.

By londonthunder, Oct 15 2018 07:33PM

Thunder started well establishing a lead of 6 points early. The starters worked well. TJ got tagged again but managed to stay out of foul trouble in the first quarter. Players off the bench struggled to maintain the lead and Greenhouse came back within 4 points.

Coach Steve gave an important timeout and rallied the boys to halftime and keep the lead. Our transition game needs more work but the team worked hard and managed to switch up the defensive play from man to zone which frustrated Greenhouse. In the 3rd and 4th quarters coach was able to rotate the bench offering valuable game experience to less seasoned players. Josh U ended the 3rd quarter with a runaway dunk and Ruben made double digit points driving hard through the key. Thunder won the game 72-49 with top points going to, Josh U with 20, Ruben 18, TJ 11, 4 big rebounds and 2 block shots, Mo 8, PST 1 assists others Harry 3 rebounds 1 assist, Nage 2 points, Jordon S 2 points, Jayden 1 rebound, overall a good win.

Coach Steve is taking a close look at the squad as the bench needs to be game ready and run the plays if if we are to progress in the league well done Thunder

Coach Peter

By londonthunder, Oct 9 2018 07:54PM

London Thunder 105 vs London United 2 60

At the start of the season the men’s team is progressing well Sunday indicates our improvement with 100 points on the board. London united lacked unity and organisation probably due to lack of team practice nevertheless our offensive production was impressive.

Top scorers were newbie Charles with 20pts in addition we had an impressive 6 players in double figures including Hibbert 14pts , Tabansi 14pts, Bywater 12pts, Moore 10pts and Captain Camille scoring 12pts and anchoring the team on both ends of the floor.

Next game against highly ranked Canterbury on Saturday 13th October.

Coach Steve Bucknall