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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 Needhamscythes through Riders defence for an easy lay up. Photo: Pip Warters (6425728)
Ethan Needhamscythes through Riders defence for an easy lay up. Photo: Pip Warters (6425728)

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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