Shock Grateful For Playoff Win

SPOKANE — For the second year in a row, the Spokane Shock struggled to get out of the gate in their first round playoff game at the Spokane Arena.

While the defense was able to hold eighth seed Austin to just seven points in the first half, the Shock’s offense were only able to put 14 points on the board, making it too close for comfort heading into the break. But unlike last year, when the Shock were unable to recover against Louisville, this year’s team pulled it together and pulled away from the Wranglers.

“The first quarter, it seemed a lot like last year’s game, and I think the difference is this year’s team put their foot down and said no, it’s not going to happen again, and I was proud of that, you know. We had a nice talking-to at halftime, and I challenged the men a little bit, and they responded,” head coach Adam Shackleford said.

Now that the Shock have advanced, tickets went on sale Monday for this weekend’s second round match-up against Central Valley. There were a bunch of open spaces during Saturday night’s game against Austin, so Shock fans should have no problem getting good seats this time around. Game time this Saturday night is 7:00 p.m. The Shock are 2-0 against the Coyotes this year, but both those wins were by a combined total of four points.