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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

By londonthunder, Oct 8 2018 05:33PM

London Thunder 79 v Greenhouse pioneers 62

With the recent loss against Solent the U18 wanted to establish a good start and stay in control and out of foul trouble. Unfortunately TJ got tagged early within the first minute and would sit out most of 1st quarter. It was up to Josh, Ruben, and MO, to go to work establishing a lead. By the second quarter Coach Bucknall was able to rotate the bench and use the rookies, Jordon E, Nage, Harry, Jordan S, all came off the bench and contributed to the halftime score, Thunder remained in control till halftime up by 6points at halftime. Greenhouse came back in 3rd quarter and pressed hard coming within 4 points and managing to break down the set plays. Excellent coaching from Coach Bucknall kept the lead and the bench rotation. Sending a message to the starters to be more creative paid off as the lead was held and Josh U finished the 3rd quarter with a breakaway dunk to finish the 3rd quarter.

Thunder came out in the forth quarter fighting to hold the lead. The set plays were working better now when they worked they worked well and Greenhose had no comeback. The Thunder rotation from the bench would see all players having valuable court time, some of the rookies still need more court confidence and hopefully games like this will provide good court experience for them.

Thunder ended the game 79-62 a real confidence booster. At the start of the season with many teams still to play Thunder are developing the squad and transition play a good win let’s go Thunder.

Coach Peter

By londonthunder, Oct 7 2018 06:05PM

London Thunder 62

Reading Rockets 53

In the second straight home game U14 boys hosted Reading Rockets on Saturday at the Thunderdome. Thunder made a strong start and went ahead early despite missing 7 free throws in the first quarter. Early foul trouble disrupted the flow of the game for Thunder, poor foul shooting and defensive errors allowed Reading to take a lead midway through the second quarter, again assisted by Thunder’s poor conversion rate from the free throw line.

By half time Thunder were 6 from 22 from the foul line and Reading crept ahead to led by two points at the half, 28-30. Thunder’s problems from the free throw line continued, and once again Reading capitalised on it and had a 10 point lead at the half way point in the 3rd period. Thunder responded with a 6-0 run to close the 3rd quarter and reduced the deficit to 41-37. Thunder’s momentum carried over into the 4th quarter, and after a 6-2 run the scores were levelled at 43-43. However, Reading made a run of their own to take a four point lead and force a Thunder time out with 3 minutes left to play. Thunder regrouped and closed the game with a 14-2 run, this time converting their free throws down the stretch to close the game out 62-53. A better effort in the last period allowed Thunder to win the game in the end.

Free throw shooting: 13/37 35%

Scores: Myles 16, Shane 13, Ivan 13, Simeon 7, Richards 6, Vladimir 3, Aaron 3, Donell 1,

Next game is away at Richmond Knights on Saturday 13 October @ 4:30pm.

By londonthunder, Oct 7 2018 06:01PM

London Thunder Lewisham 76

Team Solent Kestrels 65

Thunder U14s played their first home game of the season against last year’s league winners Solent on Saturday at the Thunderdome. After a bad performance in Bristol, this game was an opportunity for this young team to show character. The first quarter was an even affair in which Solent edged ahead in the last minute of the period by taking an early 18-14 lead.

In the second quarter, Thunder played with a lot more energy and levelled the score midway through the second quarter with a combination of outside shooting and scoring in the paint. A run of 7-2 in the last two minutes of the period allowed the home side to take a 6 point lead into the interval.

In the second half Solent made a comeback and levelled the score at 50-50 with less than 2 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter, however Thunder managed to stay in front and led 54-50 going into the final period. Thunder went further in front in the early stages of the 4th quarter and had a healthy 10 point lead with 5 minutes remaining. Solent responded with a run of their own and reduced the deficit to 5 points, but Thunder took control of the game with a 6-0 run to claim their first win of the season.

Scorers: Shane 24, Myles 15, Ivan 13, Simeon 13, Nathanael 6, Richards 4.

Next game is on Saturday 6 October at the Thunderdome.

By londonthunder, Sep 2 2018 10:32PM

Many congratulations to both Josh Edwards and Arminas Griska who following a year at DME in Florida now begin their freshman year at college in the USA.

Josh joins Colby College in Kansas and Arminas Ohio Valley University. We wish them both the very best as they begin this exciting new phase of their lives.