Chichester basketballers cut leaders down to size

Chichester Thunder's basketball team took down table-topping University of Surrey at the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:08 pm
The University of Chichester's men's basketball team
The University of Chichester's men's basketball team

The home side worked hard in offence and defence for their 82-73 win against unbeaten opponents.

In a dramatic third quarter Thunder clawed back a 15-point deficit. Surrey pressed in the closing stages of the game but the momentum was with Chichester.   

In rugby, the University of Chichester’s men’s first XV welcomed St George’s for a must -win game. If the first half was tense the second half kicked off with a real bang as Chichester were reduced to 13 men in the space of two minutes. Despite this the home side scored two excellent tries late on through Tapan Rai and Rhys Thompson, ensuring the visitors were denied an important bonus point.

Special mention goes to Gearoid Lee for his place kicking which kept the scoreboard ticking over and helped his team to a 23-15 win.

The first men’s and women’s football teams pulled off an impressive double over Cardiff Met with 2-1 and 3-0 victories.

The men’s lacrosse team picked up a long-overdue win as they edged past University of Brunel 7-6 in a thriller.

Excellent goalkeeping from Henry Mellors and five goals from Josh Castle helped them pick up their first win of the season.  Man of the match was Toby Martinez.

This Sunday (Nov 27) sees the university’s American football team, the UoC Spitfires, take on City University in BUCS tier two. Kick-off is at 1.15pm on the lower field at the Bishop Otter Campus – come along and watch.

Other notable results (November 16): Badminton 1st 3-5 Brunel University Mens 1st; Badminton Women’s 4-4 Portsmouth 1st; Basketball Men’s 1st 82-73 University of Surrey 1st; Basketball Women’s 50-83 Royal Holloway 1st; Football Men’s 1st 2-1 Cardiff Metropolitan 1st; Football Men’s 2nd 0-1 Brunel University 1st; Football Men’s 4th 2-0 Reading University 2nd

Football Men’s 5th 1-0 London School of Economics 2nd; Football Men’s 6th 6-1 University of Surrey 4th; Football Women’s 1st 3-0 Cardiff Metropolitan University 1st; Golf Mixed 5-1 Reading University 2nd; Hockey Men’s 1st 2-6 University of Sussex 1st; Hockey Women’s 1st 8-0 University of Brighton 1st; Hockey Women’s 2nd 5-3 Portsmouth University 2nd; Lacrosse Men’s 7-6 Brunel University 1st; Lacrosse Women’s 9-15 Brunel University 1st; Netball 1st 44-43 Brunel University 2nd; Netball 2nd 42-45 Royal Holloway, University of London 1st; Netball 3rd 40-44 Buckinghamshire New University 1st; Netball 5th 41-17 Royal Holloway, University of London 4th; Rugby Union Men’s 1st 23-15 St George’s, University of London 1st; Rugby Union Men’s 2nd 5-73 University of Brighton 2nd; Rugby Union Women’s 0-15 Canterbury Christ Church University 1st; Table Tennis Men’s 11-6 Portsmouth University 1st; Tennis Men’s 2-10 Portsmouth University 2nd; Volleyball Men’s 1st 0-3 Royal Holloway 1st.

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