April 20, 2019

Swindon Shock prove too sharp for Cardiff Archers

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Swindon Shock got their regular season off to a roaring start with a superb victory at home to Cardiff Archers on Saturday.

Cardiff had beaten Shock twice last season and edged ahead in the first quarter despite Swindon point guard Antonio Wilburn continuing his fine form from the three-point line.

But a series of fouls late on in the first quarter cost Shock dear as they fell 32-27 behind at the first break.

A determined second quarter saw Swindon Shock bounce back with reserve guard Ollie Swann grabbing some key rebounds and getting some timely assists to help the hosts into a 54-53 lead at half-time.

Shock then returned to form with a dominate third quarter that flipped the game on its head with Mantas Kmita hitting top form with a scoring run of 10 consecutive points.

Matt North, Ed Potter and Wilburn also got in on the act as Shock outscored the guests 38-17.

Potter finished the game on 31 points while Kmita hit 29, Wilburn 23 and North 21 to clinch a fantastic 113-97 success for Swindon.

Head coach David Colclough was delighted with the performance although he admitted they started the match a little flat defensively.

“We just were not in it defensively in that first quarter,” said Colclough. “Offensively we know anyone can score on our team but I would have liked to seen more effort on the defensive side of the ball.

“That is huge and balanced scoring from four players and that is still without starting center Matt Ford (away with illness) who dominates the inside.”

Next up for Shock is a trip to London BC Medelynas at the weekend.

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