BASKETBALL: Jacob and Matt shine but Thunder lose out

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A combination of the inclement weather and a gas leak at Northampton School for Girls meant that all but one of last weekend’s fixtures had to be postponed.

Northants Thunder were able to get their Men’s National League Division Four (Midlands Conference) game against Charnwood College Riders on.

But Thunder were unable to bag a win, eventually losing 102-93.

For the second week running, the Northants senior men were left wondering how they had managed to suffer a defeat.

It came despite a spirited fourth-period rally, which saw them put pressure on the Loughborough-based team.

Jacob Holt and Matt Yates led the Thunder scoring with 32 and 31 points respectively.

No other Northants player could score in double figures, although Antonio Darkwa battled hard for his eight.

NSG ready to run a primary programme

Northampton School for Girls are running a primary school initiative.

This programme, for girls in year four, five and six is free of charge and offers and opportunity for complete beginners to play basketball in a fun-based approach.

The coaching is led by former England player Karen Goodrich, who is assisted by players from the Northampton School for Girls under 16 team.

There will be three more sessions on March 12, 19 and 26 from 5pm until 6pm.

Any parent or teacher who would like more information should contact Karen Goodrich on kgoodrich@nsg.sch.uk or girls can just turn up with their kit.

Fixtures

Saturday, March 10: 9.30–11am: Junior Ballers sessions; Under 18 and Under 16 Boys travel to West Bromwich Albion; Under 14 Boys travel to Worcester Wolves; Under 14 Girls travel to Bucks Hornets

Sunday: 12pm: Senior Men versus Warwickshire Hawks (this game will be staged at the Northants Basketball Centre which is based at Northampton School for Girls in Spinney Hill Road, Northampton - spectators are welcome and admission is free)