The race for the highest 4 within the BBL Championship is heating up with the entire representatives on this week’s All-Star 5 being members in that race, together with a pair of Caledonia Gladiators after their double-winning weekend.

Patrick Tapé – Caledonia Gladiators
Gladiators are degree with Manchester Giants in fifth-place within the desk and scored an enormous highway win towards their close to rivals reside on Sky Sports activities on Friday night time, resulting in a second All-Star 5 look in three weeks for American large Patrick Tapé. He missed only one shot in going 8-9 (88%) from the sector for 19 factors in beneath 25 minutes, together with 9 rebounds, three blocks and two steals, together with 9 factors and 4 boards in a 28-11 second stanza as Gladiators overturned an enormous early deficit, as they went from 18 all the way down to 18 up within the greatest swing in practically 5 years.

Larry Austin Jr. – Cheshire Phoenix
At present holding onto fourth place within the BBL Championship with a fifth straight residence win, captain Larry Austin Jr. led Cheshire Phoenix to a victory over Newcastle Eagles that settled the head-to-head between the groups, leading to his fourth All-Star 5 displaying and third within the final six weeks. He completed on 25 factors on 8-13 (61%) taking pictures and an ideal 8-8 on the line, with six assists, 5 rebounds and three steals, as Nix raced into an enormous half time lead as Austin scored 10 within the second stanza, adopted by a key six factors in only a minute and a half late within the sport to carry off a fightback from the guests.

VJ King – Bristol Flyers
VJ King, the Molten BBL Participant of the Month for January, continued his type as he strikes clear in second for general appearances with this being his fifth, as Flyers made it a sixth straight league win with victory within the South West derby over Plymouth Metropolis Patriots. He poured in one other 30 factors on 10-13 (76%) taking pictures and 3-5 (60%) from the three-point line, additionally meting out 4 assists. Flyers by no means trailed and have been up double-figures within the first quarter with King scoring 9 factors within the opening ten minutes.

Jeremiah Bailey – Caledonia Gladiators
American ahead Jeremiah Bailey is 2 away from King on the high of the appearances chart with this being his seventh general after a double-double within the Sky Sports activities win over Giants, as Gladiators have now gained 4 of their final 5 video games. He scored 18 factors and snatched 13 rebounds, additionally handing out six assists with 5 steals and two blocks as he characteristically did a little bit of all the things. With the hosts nonetheless inside two pictures, Bailey was in all places in a 27-16 fourth quarter that settled the sport as he had six factors, 4 boards, three steals and three assists in that spell.

Tajh Inexperienced – Manchester Giants
Giants are degree with Gladiators in fifth and only one win behind Phoenix, after prevailing by additional time on the highway at Surrey Scorchers with last-gasp heroics from Tajh Inexperienced resulting in a second consecutive All-Star 5 look and a 3rd general for him. Inexperienced performed 42 minutes and completed with 29 factors on 5-10 (50%) three-point taking pictures, in addition to 5 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks, together with a triple to open the additional interval and a game-winning block on the ultimate play of the competition as, up one at 86-85, he rejected Luke Busumbru’s shot.

Off the bench: Rashad Hassan (Plymouth Metropolis Patriots), Shakem Johnson (Surrey Scorchers), Tomislav Zubcic (London Lions), Zach Jackson (Leicester Riders), Kyle Johnson (Newcastle Eagles), Rahmon Fletcher (Manchester Giants), Marc Loving (Leicester Riders).



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