Competent and impressive performance by new-look team
Rutland Thunders Under 16s started their New Year with a thrilling 81-75 victory against the Leicester Riders on Saturday.
Thunders had a strong start in the first quarter with a lead of around 10 points after looking dominant against their local rivals who were working hard to close the gap.
Ethan Needham was a consistent power-house in and around the key, claiming an unfailing number of rebounds and scoring a significant number of baskets, assisted by Yuri Comia, who also claimed a hat-trick of three pointers, despite a sustaining a short lived injury.
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