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Gladiators Sweep Two of the Top ABA Teams on Successive Nights

February 3, 2008 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Orange County Gladiators News Release

Aliso Viejo, CA (February 2, 2008) - The OC Gladiators demonstrated this weekend that they are rounding into playoff form by beating the Long Beach Breakers and the San Diego Wildcats on successive nights. On Friday night, the Gladiators, who were led by Robin "Sik Wit It" Kennedy's 32 points and 10 assists, beat the #6 ranked Long Beach Breakers in a sloppy but hard fought game 128-124. Kennedy was instrumental in breaking the press of Long Beach while also facilitating the offense throughout the evening. Tony Farmer also hit a big three late in the game to seal the victory.

On Saturday night, the Gladiators came back and held off the #4 ranked San Diego Wildcats 110-106. The Gladiators had 6 players in double figures and were able to ice the game in large part by the play down the stretch of recently acquired J.R. Reese. Reese scored 22 points and also had 4 steals while hitting a big three pointer late in the game. Additionally, Reese hit nothing but net on four straight free throws within the last 30 seconds of the game as the team made 36 of 42 free throws in the game.

The Gladiators continue their march to the playoffs by hosting the Maywood Buzz on Friday February 8th at 7:15 PM at JSerra's Fieldhouse Gym in San Juan Capistrano.

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