Northants Basketball Club round-up: Cali and Walton see Lightning to victory

Action from Thunder Under-13s' narrow defeat to Leicester Riders
Action from Thunder Under-13s' narrow defeat to Leicester Riders

The newly-formed Lightning senior ladies team claimed their first Senior Women’s Division Two North win of the season.

Manal Cali and Ruchae Walton scored 10 ponts, while Angelina Browne and Stephanie Ogden scored nine in a 68-46 win.

Thunder under 13 v Leicester NNL-141019-164037009

Thunder under 13 v Leicester NNL-141019-164037009

National Shield

Oxford City Hoops 82 Thunder 77

Northants Thunder went down in this National Shield clash against an Oxford team that included the 7’ 4”, ex-NBA player Priest Lauderdale in their ranks. Jacob Holt and Linas Bajorunas scored 20 and 18 points respectively nd Curtis Hadley 13.

Junior Men’s Midland Conference

Action pix of Northants U-15s Boys v Titans NNL-141019-163812009

Action pix of Northants U-15s Boys v Titans NNL-141019-163812009

Leicester Dynamite 57 Thunder 58

Thunder bounced back from their loss to Sheffield to edge this one. Carlo Nieva scored 18, Jacob Killeya 12, George Calvey 11 and Ollie Thomas 11.

Junior Men’s National Cup Round 1

Thunder 68 Worcester Wolves 42

Action pix of Northants U-15s Boys v Titans NNL-141019-163844009

Action pix of Northants U-15s Boys v Titans NNL-141019-163844009

Less than 24 hours after the win over Leicester, Thunder beat Worcester. George Paul led the scoring with 19 points and he was supported by Rhys Hill (13) and Ollie Thomas (10).

Cadet Men’s Midland Conference

Thunder 63 Derby Trailblazers 63

(After overtime: 67 – 76)

Thunder turned in a spirited display but lost in overtime to Derby. Jacob Round scored 32 points and Ayo Oluyede 12.

Cadet Men’s National Cup

Notts Nova 39 Northants Thunder 62

A day after their overtime loss to Derby, Thunder bounced back with this win at Notts.

Jacob Round top scored with 23 points, with support coming from Ayo Oluyede (13) and David Nieva (11).

Under 16 Women’s National Cup

Nottingham Wildcats 51 Lightning 83

Lightning eased into the next round, with Ruchae Walton scoring 31 points, Sarah Round 17, Holly Winterburn 16 and and Caitlin Stewart 11.

U15 Boys Midland South Conference

Thunder 80 NEBC Titans 57

Thunder took the local bragging rights with Toby Oxford scoring 20 points and Zak Kitchen, Tyler Mutemasango and Laurence Williams all managing double figures.

Under 14 Boy Midland Conference

Thunder 113 NEBC Titans 23

After a slow start, Thunder thrashed Titans. Josh Lloyd, Ed Wallhead, Chris Amankonah and Tom Berry all posting double figures scoring 26, 23, 16 and 13 points respectively.

Under 13 Boys Midlands Conference

Thunder 54 Leicester Riders 58

Thunder lost out despite the efforts of Ashley Kitchen (13 points), Connor White (10) and Oliver Dominique (8).