Swindon Shock got their new season up and running with a 99-69 win against Dorset Storm in the Men’s National Cup on Sunday.
Taking to the court a little shorthanded due to player unavailabilities, Shock were edged out in the first quarter by the Division Four side with Storm gaining a 22-19 lead.
A dominant second quarter though saw Shock storm into a 10-point lead as they won the session 24-11.
More of the same followed in the third quarter as they won the session 27-22 to take a commanding 70-55 lead going into the final session.
And despite being shorthanded it wasn’t Shock who tired with the Swindon side winning the final quarter 29-14 to wrap up a 99-69 success, falling agonisingly short of the 100-point mark.
Leading the way with the scoring for Swindon Shock was Mantas Kmita with 29 points while Ed Potter (25) and Matt North (17) also chipped in with fine totals.
Cheshire Wire await Shock in the next round which will be at home on Sunday, September 30th. Prior to that game though, Swindon will begin their Division Three South league campaign when they host Cardiff Met Archers on Saturday, September 29th.
Watch highlights from Sunday’s win by clicking on the video below.