BASKETBALL: Bomolo effort not enough for Thunder

ON THE ATTACK - action from Northants Under-14 girls against Norfolk (Picture: Dave Ikin)
ON THE ATTACK - action from Northants Under-14 girls against Norfolk (Picture: Dave Ikin)

The Northants senior men slipped to another North Conference defeat last Saturday when they went down 94-86 to Oxford Brookes.

Glodi Bomolo top scored for Thunder with 25 points, with good support coming from Danny Barrett with 17 points and Jacob Holt

with 15

Newcastle-under-Lyme College Knights 90

Northants Thunder 85

Thunder blew a 16-point lead as they exited the National Shield at the third round stage at the hands of Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

In the disappointing loss Glodi Bomolo top scored with 23 points, while Danny Barrett scored 18 points and Jacob Holt 15.

Good support came from player-coach Johnny Yates with 12 points and Richard Higgins with 10.

Despite the two losses over the weekend, the team remains optimistic about the future with bans now served and new players integrated into the squad. The team will now focus on a play-off push.

Northants Lightning 60

Leicester Dynamite 66

A determined Thunder team were beaten in an enthralling game at the Basketball Centre last Saturday.

In the Under 16 Boys Midlands Development League loss, the ever-improving Ed Taylan top scored with 22 points, while Chris Amankona and Shekina Ntumba both contributed 12 points.

Northants Thunder 101

Derby Trailblazers IIs 47

THUNDER Under 14 Boys maintain their winning streak in the Midlands Development League.

In the sizeable win, Jake Carmichael top scored with 30 points, while Jonathan Ntumba scored 20 points and Matteo Baja 14.

Useful eight-point contributions came from Henri Berry, Oliver Dominique and Ashley Kitchen, but the team won’t be pleased about missing no less then 11 free throws.

Northants Lightning 68

Norfolk Iceni 32

After their hammering at the hands of Southend Swifts the previous week, the Northants under 14 girls were pleased to host one of the more inexperienced teams in the East Midlands Conference.

Dina Kosnikovska led the points scoring in the big win, with 20 points.

Chloe Amena, with 12, was the only other player to reach double figures, but Sade Chambers, Katie Dinnell and Ony Onwumechilli all contributed eight points.

Duston Hawks 36

Northants Thunder 37

The Northants team took on a tall Duston Hawks outfit and came out of the game with a narrow Hoopsterz Under 19 Boys League win.

All of the boys worked hard but Ainsley Reynolds was once a steadying influence.

Unsung heroes in a good turnaround win were Noah Wilborn, Aaron Maturi and Zinzan Oostenhuizen, who all hustled extremely well, playing a key role.


Saturday, November 14: 9.30am-11am: Junior “Ballers” Session, 11-45am: Under 16 Girls v Sheffield Hatters (this game will be played at the Northants Basketball Centre which is situated at Northampton School for Girls, Spinney Hill Road, Northampton - spectators are welcome and admission is free); Senior Men travel to Plymouth Raiders II, Under 16 Boys travel to Leicester Warriors, Under 14 Boys travel to Leicester Riders

Sunday, November 15: Junior Men travel to NEBC Titans IIs, Under 14 Girls travel to Ipswich Bobcats