Swindon Shock bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to Oxford Steelers as they led from start to finish to beat Woking Blackhawk Flyers 86-78 on the road.
Swindon faced a difficult test, as Woking had been in good form, only recently beating Oxford Steelers by 35-points. Shock head coach, Alex James, acknowledged that winning away from home is the key to winning a championship.
“This win for us maintains our second place in the league table. We hadn’t trained in the week due to a local WEBBA game but I think the guys needed to find their shooting touch again, which this local game allowed us to do.”
This definitely was apparent against Woking, as Swindon Shock jumped out carving them up to lead 25-15 after the first quarter.
The next two quarters saw the scores tied. Woking found their legs and took advantage of their pace. But in the fourth quarter, Swindon focused on their collective threat especially close to the basket. Exploiting their height advantage, Matt Ford, Pavel and Matt North made some great scores.
Steve Conteh led all scorers with 17 high flying points, while captain Wilburn and North had 15-points apiece.
“Woking have some very talented, athletic players but I think our size was the overwhelming factor,” James continued.
“We’re going to keep challenging and pushing ourselves to be right there at the end of the season.”
Swindon Shock are away again this weekend with another trip South to play the Thames Valley Cavaliers.
Final Score: Swindon Shock 86 Woking Blackhawk Flyers 78
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