North vs South, Scotland vs England. This Sunday, Caledonia Gladiators and London Lions are set to face off in a highly anticipated matchup in the BBL Championship at the Emirates Arena. Gladiators, who have had a solid season so far with a 8-7 record, will be looking to continue their unbeaten home run, this time against the star-studded Lions. The visitors are 12-2 going into the game, and potentially bring Gareth Murray’s squad their toughest challenge thus far. Overall, however, Gladiators hope to bounce back from their away loss in Newcastle just after Christmas.
The Scottish side have recently been led by star point guard David Sloan, who is averaging 20.1 points per game, setting the league on fire. He has consistently been a major contributor to the team’s success alongside American counterpart, Jeremiah Bailey, who has been on hot form within the past few weeks, receiving several mentions within the BBL All-Star Five.
London Lions, led by experienced Head Coach Ryan Schmidt, however, are no strangers to facing tough competition, this season competing in both the BBL and EuroCup. They have a number of key players of their own, including former NBA players, Sam Dekker and Kosta Koufos. The forward matchup between Bailey and Dekker will certainly provide an entertaining spectacle for all who travel to Glasgow for the fixture.
Overall, this game promises to be an exciting one, with both teams bringing combinations of strong offenses and solid defenses to the court. Be sure to catch all the action, with several fan experiences, too, on Sunday at the Emirates Arena. Get your tickets HERE!