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Thunder wins GBA national title

The West Virginia Thunder won the GBA Nationals 4th Grade Division in a field of 10 teams. Now ranked third in the nation, the Thunder will play in July at the U.S. Amateurs Nationals in Tennessee and the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla. Team members are: front row left to right, Karson Jones (St. Albans), Kendall Taylor (Coal Grove), Sophi Hutchison (Chesapeake), Sienna Allen (Portsmouth) and Annie Ruth (Marietta); second row from left to right, coach Bruce Morris, Addyson Cornell (Fairland), Taegan Leep (Fairland) Bailey Russell (Fairland), Naomi Maynard (Vinson), Addison Godby (Fairland) and coach Chris Staten. (Photo Submitted)

Now, that’s some loud thunder.
The West Virginia Thunder won the GBA Nationals 4th Grade Division in a field of 10 teams.
The team is now ranked third in the nation in their age group and will play in July at the U.S. Amateurs Nationals in Tennessee and the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla.
Pool Play Results
W.Va. Thunder 30, Kentucky Storm Elite 7
W.Va. Thunder 42, Midwest Takeover 3
W.Va. Thunder 44, RGB Gold 2
Bracket Play Results
W.Va. Thunder 45, Thunder “3” 15
W.Va. Thunder 35, Dayton Metro 23
Championship Game
W.Va. Thunder 30, DHL Black 10
Team members are:
Karson Jones (St. Albans), Kendall Taylor (Coal Grove), Sophi Hutchison (Chesapeake), Sienna Allen (Portsmouth) and Annie Ruth (Marietta), Addyson Cornell (Fairland), Taegan Leep (Fairland) Bailey Russell (Fairland), Naomi Maynard (Vinson) and Addison Godby (Fairland).
The team is coached by Bruce Morris and Chris Staten.