essex rebels wbbl game preview vs caledonia gladiators
essex rebels wbbl game preview vs caledonia gladiators

GAME PREVIEW: Essex Rebels vs Caledonia Gladiators

March 21, 2024

Get ready for an intense showdown this Saturday as the Essex Rebels Women’s team braces themselves for a vital clash against the impressive Caledonia Gladiators. Join us in commemorating the birthday of our larger-than-life mascot, Queen B, with March Madness festivities also in full swing and loads of prizes up for grabs.

The Rebels enter the game amidst their toughest stretch of the season so far, having suffered back-to-back losses two weekends ago. Falling to the Newcastle Eagles (72-88) and Sheffield Hatters (74-83) on consecutive days marked their first consecutive defeats since December. With Darcy Rees sidelined due to injury, the Rebels find themselves battling to maintain their position in the top 4 of the league standings, crucial for securing a home draw in the post-season playoffs.

Coach Cookson commenting on the game, stated, “We are looking forward to being back in action after a few tough losses. This will be a challenging game for us, and a true test as we will experience a clash of playing styles. Our resilience will be tested against one of the best defensive teams in the country, but we are up for the challenge!”

Standing in the path of the Rebels are the Caledonia Gladiators, based out of East Kilbride, Scotland, who are currently riding an impressive 8-game winning streak, spearheaded by the stellar performances of former Leicester Rider standout, Hannah Robb, and the talented Samantha Roscoe. Their recent victories, including commanding victories over Oakland Wolves (91-60), Nottingham Wildcats (91-41), and Durham Palatinates (69-41), underscore the dominance they have been showing on court.

With Darcy Rees inactive, one player that Rebels will need to watch closely is the talented and versatile Senegalese-Spanish center, Sokhna Binton Lo Sylla. Affectionately known as ‘Bintou’, she brings tenacity and a dominant presence on both ends of the court, leading her team in efficiency this season.

With the Rebels looking to bounce back to their winning ways, your presence could make a difference, so join us at Essex Sport Arena and help us Pack the House for Queen B’’s birthday bash – Up The Rebs!

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite. Don’t miss out and secure your tickets now!

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Come and see fast-paced, action-packed, top-level professional basketball in a first-class venue. Match days offer family-friendly entertainment including a DJ, big screen, cheerleaders, interactive competitions, children’s activities, refreshments, and our larger-than-life mascot, Queen B.

We Are Rebels – come join the rebellion!

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