Swindon Shock Wheelchair blitz the Black Cats

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Swindon Shock Wheelchair Basketball Club continued their fine start to the season with a convincing win against Birmingham Black Cats.

Having opened their National League Division One South campaign with a 70-50 success over Cardiff last weekend, Swindon Shock claimed a second successive victory.

In what was their first home match of the season, Swindon opened the scoring with the tall and agile Macauley Tomlinson immediately causing problems in the Birmingham defence.

Swindon dominated proceedings as most players in the squad got on the scoresheet with Lewis Bird in particularly fine form.

As Birmingham’s defence over compensated to try and prevent Macauley’s offensive threat, Swindon managed to exploit other areas as they maintained their fast start.

Going into the third quarter, Shock coach Jamie Hamilton had the luxury of resting players and giving the bench extra minutes.

Swindon maintained a gritty defence and solid offence with the lower point classification players Jordan Hunt, Martin Lane and Brandon Jones all impressing.

Shock’s strongest line-up returned to the court for the final quarter and they stamped their authority on what was an already convincing performance for the league’s new boys.

Swindon scored from all angles including fast, break lay-ups, inside and outside shots and some impressive three-point efforts as they dominated their opponents.

At the buzzer Swindon claimed a 76-44 victory and made another statement to the rest of the league.