Caledonia Gladiators are set to welcome Plymouth City Patriots for Friday night BBL Championship action to the Emirates Arena. The Devon-based side make their longest trip of the campaign, travelling almost 500 miles north.
Heading into the game, Gladiators look to bounce back from a 3-loss streak in the Championship, they are 6th from top in the league. City Patriots are marching on with playoff hopes. They currently sit in 7th place, equal on points with the hosts. They also lost their previous three games, and both teams remain without a league win in 2023.
In last week’s trophy matchups, both teams came out victorious, advancing to the second round. Gladiators picked up a solid 11-point win over rivals Newcastle Eagles, with City Patriots getting a dominant 53-point victory over Scottish side, St Mirren.
For the hosts, Jeremiah Bailey has remained on outstanding form. His 31 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists outing against Newcastle. His performance led the way for the eventual victory, giving him a place in the league’s All-Star Five once again.
This campaign, veteran guard Elvisi Dusha has shown out for the Pats. His 13.5 points and 6.7 assists per game have led the way. Two new players have signed with the squad this week following the departures of fan favourites, Antonio Williams and Troy Simons in the form of Jawaun Daniels and Ty Gadsden, who are set to make their debuts.
We’re looking to get the Emirates rocking and back the squad to their first win of 2023. Get your tickets HERE!