It was another successful week for the Gladiators with both David Sloan and Patrick Tapé making their way into the BBL All-Star Five!
David Sloan – Caledonia Gladiators
Caledonia made it five straight wins in all competitions with victory over Surrey at the Emirates Arena on Sunday, leading to a fourth All-Star 5 showing for point guard David Sloan, which is joint-third among all players for the league’s second leading scorer. He hit 22 points on 9-15 (60%) shooting, adding five assists and five rebounds, with nine points and three boards in the decisive 22-5 fourth quarter that separated the teams in an otherwise tight encounter.
Patrick Tapé – Caledonia Gladiators
Another Gladiator who put in a big performance is American-Ivorian centre Patrick Tapé, who was originally scheduled to be on international duty with the Ivory Coast, but instead finds himself making his third All-Star 5 appearance in the last six weeks. He scored 14 points with just one miss, shooting 4-5 (80%) from the field – including nailing a pair of three-pointers, just his fifth and sixth of the season – and a perfect 4-4 at the free-throw line, while snatching seven rebounds, with two blocks and two assists.
The Gladiators are next in action on Wednesday as they travel to face Derby Trailblazers in the BBL Trophy Semi-Final! You can get tickets for the watch party at Playsport, East Kilbride HERE.