Worthing Thunder are looking to keep their winning streak alive this weekend, but have to endure a tricky double-header as they face Tees Valley Mohawks at the Worthing Leisure Centre on Saturday, then travel up to Gillingham to face Medway Park Crusaders the next day.
Thunder have caught the victory bug again after a run of four straight defeats but Canadian guard Courtney Small says that the confidence was always there regardless.
“I’m always confident in our team’s ability to win games and the guys are too,” Small said. “We now have to show the league and our fans that we can win them how we are supposed to cause we are a much better team than what we are displaying right now.”
In the league, Tees Valley Mohawks are currently tied with Thunder on a 2-2 record but Worthing is above them in sixth place due to a better points difference. The teams have met in a National Trophy encounter with Worthing coming out on top thanks to 105-98 victory aided by 38 points and 14 rebounds from Marcus Tullis.
On Sunday afternoon, Thunder travel to Kent to face Medway Park Crusaders, who are currently 1-2 to start their league campaign. Small knows that his side can’t take the games lightly, and must play hard to keep the winning streak going.
“I’m hungry to keep winning and I don’t like that we've been having a lot of close games, they’ve ended as wins, yes. But I want and the team want to be more convincing,” Small stated.
Thunder’s encounter with Tees Valley tips off at 7.30pm. Sunday’s game away to Medway Park tips off at 3pm.
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