Sunderland led from start to finish as they blew out a Bradford team who only had five players to choose from.

The hosts dominated from the first whistle to the last as Bradford couldn’t keep up with the pace of Sunderland. The lead extended to 30 points in the fourth quarter as Sunderland piled on the pressure.

Sunderland came into the game looking to get their third win of the league season as the team returned to City Space.

Ivan Nie asserted himself as a big threat for Sunderland and his quickness was a real danger for the Bradford defence. He was the main man early on and scored eight points in the first five minutes of the match.

Sunderland dominated the first quarter and led by eight points after the opening period came to a close 16-8 to the hosts.

The home team with more than double the players of Bradford extended the lead to 14 early in the quarter. Their fast-paced play was too much for Bradford and scored some great fast break plays.

Sunderland continued to keep a ten-point lead as Shijie Gu and Sirui Zhao for Sunderland was finding their touch inside and continuing to run at the Bradford players.

Bradford only had five players to choose from and it was evident that fatigue was affecting them. The hosts finished the half up by 18 points as the scores finished 36-18.

Darryl Nyoni for Bradford was doing his best to get his team back into the game and was always looking to get to the basket and score. He was constantly getting to the free throw line as Sunderland were guilty of giving away too many fouls.

Bradford proved to be no match for the Sunderland team who time and time again got easy layups to extend the lead to the 30 points.

Zhao was having a fine game for the Wearsiders, he drove to the basket spin round two players and scored an incredible reverse layup. Sunderland with a big lead were clearly enjoying their play and scoring basket after basket.

Sunderland were passing it around with ease and making use of the away team’s tiredness as they moved the ball around brilliantly. The Wearsiders were up by 28 at the end of the third quarter in an incredibly one-sided game, the period finished 67-39.

Nyoni was really trying to give his side a fighting chance and euro stepped his way to the hoop for the two points. He top scored for his team and was a constant threat inside.

Sunderland were putting Bradford to the sword as they extended the lead to 31 points with a deep three from 11. The home team continued to attack as the scores finished 83-52 in a dominant win for Sunderland.