The Caledonia Gladiators pulled off an impressive 83-78 victory against the Cheshire Phoenix in a thrilling basketball match at the Emirates Arena.
The game started with the Gladiators firing on all cylinders, opening up an early lead. The Gladiators were led by Prince Onwas, who displayed his skills with some impressive dribbling and sharp shooting from beyond the arc. The Phoenix, on the other hand, were led by their big man, centre Will Neighbour, who converted his opportunities.
The Phoenix picked up the pace in the second quarter and started to pull away from the Phoenix. Their aggressive defence forced turnovers, and they capitalised on fast break opportunities. The Gladiators would finish the second quarter ahead by two points.
David Sloan with the smooth lay! 😎
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In the third quarter, the Gladiators made a strong start, thanks to the sharp shooting from guard, Aljami Durham. and the Phoenix narrowed the gap to just six points by the end of the quarter. The Gladiators responded with their own flurry baskets, but the Phoenix kept fighting and the game remained tight.
The fourth quarter was a nail-biter, with both teams trading baskets and the score remaining close. The Gladiators managed to maintain their lead. The Phoenix fought until the very end, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Gladiators’ strong performance.
In the end, the Caledonia Gladiators emerged victorious, with a final score of 83-78. Jeremiah led the way for the Gladiators with a 16 point, 11 rebound double-double, while Evans was the top performer for the Phoenix with 26 points and 4 rebounds. It was a thrilling game that showcased the talent and intensity of both teams, but the Gladiators ultimately proved to be too strong for the Phoenix on this occasion.
BBL | Another day, another W 😎
— Caledonia Gladiators (@Cal_Gladiators) February 17, 2023
We are back in action next Sunday as we welcome former player Boban Jacdonmi and the Surrey Scorchers to the Emirates. Get your tickets HERE.