SWINDON Shock claimed a first win in Division Three South of the National Basketball League since the turn of the year with an emphatic 91-67 success at home to Cardiff City on Saturday.

David Colclough’s side had lost their previous two matches in 2019 to Team Solent Kestrels and Essex Blades respectively, but got back to something near their top form against Cardiff.

The win was Shock’s seventh from 11 games this season – a record that currently has them sitting fourth in the table.

A dominant second period was the catalyst for the hosts’ victory at New College.

After edging into a narrow 19-15 lead in the first quarter, Shock took control in the second to win that session 28-12 and take a 47-27 advantage into half-time.

Swindon increased that further in the third period and pushed their lead to 71-43.

Although Cardiff had the better of the final period, out-scoring the home side by four points, it had little impact on the final outcome as Shock had already all but secured the victory.

Antonio Wilburn led the scoring charts for Swindon, chipping in 27 of his side’s points, while Matt Ford and Matt North contributed 17 and 15 respectively.

Swindon are on the road this weekend and travel to Bristol UWE Flyers II on Saturday to face the side sitting immediately above them in the league standings.