Swindon Shock vs. Warwickshire Bears 1
Swindon Shock: 44
The Bears earned a convincing win when they travelled to Swindon in their latest game this Sunday. Following on from their last win at home, the Bears took the same form on the road to win comfortably against a tough Shock team. The Bears were also celebrating the news that their up and coming junior, Aaron Grant being selected for the Great Britain under 23’s training camp. A first for the junior, this is a fantastic achievement that had all members of the team bursting with pride.
From the tip off, the Bears took control of the game, building an early lead with Ben Haigh and Jacob Robinson shooting well from the first few minutes of the game. Swindon had to rely heavily on their impressive forward Macauley Tomlinson to keep within reach, but Bears soon pulled into the lead at the end of the quarter Swindon 9 – 20 Bears.
The Bears continued their early lead into the second quarter and kept their number on the score board rising, whilst also maintaining the required levels of pressure on the Swindon team. Once again Ben Haigh dominated the board, with Jacob Robinson finding the basket from the outside. Both teams went into the break with the scores Swindon Shock 19 – 42 Bears.
The large lead established by the Bears during their first half provided the opportunity to give their bench some much deserved court time. They took full advantage of this opportunity and kept the pressure on the Swindon team. Swindon Shock 37 – 57 Bears.
The last quarter saw the Bears once again go to their bench, and bring on Aaron Grant. Aaron has just been selected for the Great Britain Under 23’s upcoming training camp and once again made an impression during the game. With the game virtually won, both teams kept the scores ticking over and Macaulay Tomlinson hitting long range three point shots to keep the Shock score high, to finish the game with the scores Swindon Shock 44 – 70 Bears.
After the game Coach Masterson said ”Firstly I’d like to thank Shock for another great game and mention Macauley Tomlinson as well, as he was awesome, scoring 36 of Shocks 44 points. I’m really pleased with the team today as they played some fantastic basketball. Both Ben (Haigh) and Jacob (Robinson) were brilliant. Also the players who started on the bench came on and made a great contribution. I’m also very proud of our youngest player Aaron Grant, who’s earned a place at the Great Britain under 23’s training camp. He is a player for the future ”