Swindon Shock sink the Sharks

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Swindon Shock bounced back to winning ways in the EBL National Division 4 with a convincing home win against Southampton Sharks at the weekend.

The hosts got off to a decent start and held a 10-point advantage midway through the first quarter after some outstanding defending forced Sharks in to conceding multiple turnovers. 

Shock’s early advantage was wiped out by the end of the second quarter as Sharks amazingly tied the game at 27-27.

After some stern words at half-time, Shock came out for the third period flying to regain their lead. And the Swindon side continued that momentum into the final quarter as they scored 10 unanswered points to wrap up victory.

Coach Alex James was delighted to get back to winning ways, saying: “We started positively, looking to drive it and not settle for outside shooting. Then, as it usually happens, we let our guard down and Sharks started getting to the ball first, taking offensive boards and making a run.

“Southampton are smaller than us, but very fast and patient at running their offense. If you defend, rebound and force turnovers, like we did today, then you put yourself in a position where you win games. Southampton found it hard to make buckets – reflected in how many they scored. This really was the difference, but I’m just happy to get back to winning ways.”

Shock travel to Bristol Flyers at the weekend.