The Colchester Gladiators Basketball improved their record to 5-0 after a dominating second half performance that put newly promoted Harriers firmly in their place.
The Gladiators trailed early, struggling to find their rhythm but top scorer Dan Vilkys accounted for eight of his team’s 13 first points to keep them in touch at the end of the first period.
In a carbon copy of last weekâ€™s narrow win over Anglia Nomads, the Colchester Gladiators Basketball opened up a large lead by half time but struggled to put the game away. Deben Jutes slowly clawed back the deficit but the Gladiators showed their determination to win the game with some clutch free throws inside the final 30 seconds. (more…)
The Colchester Gladiators Basketball team improved their record to 3-0 with a narrow win against Anglia Nomads, based in Brightlingsea, but had to dig deep after losing a ten point lead. Nomads threatened an upset late in the game and took a 72-69 lead but Joe Jamito hit a free throw and Dan Vilkys scored two to tie the game at 72 before the Nomads missed six free throws setting up Rhett Burton to edge the Gladiators in front at the death to seal the nail biting win. (more…)
The Colchester Gladiators Basketball team won their opening home league game of the season with a dominating win over Bury Bulldogs to improve their record to 2-0.
The Gladiators started strongly and never trailed with Dan Vilkys in commanding form, scoring 41 points, but also claiming countless rebounds at both ends of the court. But while Vilkys led the scoring, it was certainly a team effort with all players getting on the score sheet and contributing in all areas. (more…)
The Colchester Gladiators traveled to the John Charles Stadium in Leeds on Saturday to take on the Gateshead Senators in the British American Football Association National Division final and came out winners in a tighter contest than the final scoreline suggests. The satisfaction of clinching the title was marred however by a late injury to Casey Campbell who twisted a knee and left the game, but not before putting in an MVP performance to help his team to victory. (more…)