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Giants defeat Fayetteville, climbing Power Rankings - Jan 31, 2017


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Ed Horton
The Jacksonville Giants flourished in front of the home crowd, at the Jacksonville Memorial Arena, with a 184-82 triple digit win over the Fayetteville Flight. Jacksonville improves to 8-2 on the season and has won six games in a row. The Giants had six players score in double figures.
'I was proud of the guys,' said Giants head coach Jerry Williams 'We played tough and meshed together well.'
The Giants started the game fast and aggressive with a strong offensive play from veteran Ed Horton (6'1''-PG-85, college: Murray St.). Horton scored 32 points, all in the first half, with 23 points coming in the second quarter. 2014 ABA MVP Jermaine Bell (7'0''-C-84, college: Indian Hills CC) complimented Horton with 14 first half points and 16 overall.
'That's why they call him Hollywood,' said Williams in reference to Horton. 'Ed (Horton) played a great game and is one of our leaders.'
Offensively Jacksonville had other players step up as leaders to keep the second half lead over the Flight. Other leading scorers included Jacksonville native Bernard Nugent (6'0''-PG, college: Clayton St.) (27 points), former Georgetown star Aaron Bowen (6'6''-F-91, college: Georgetown, agency: Interperformances) (21 points) and former St. John's River standout Clarence Tillman (6'4''-F-90, college: N.Georgia) (21 points).
'We've added a lot more players to the roster since the DMV game and they are really playing well right now,' said Williams.
The Giants also owned the boards in the contest as they out-rebounded Fayetteville 76-47. Bell led the Giants with 13 rebounds with Elijah Smith adding 12. Smith, Bell, and Bowen had multiple slam dunks in the game and center Bruce Brown landed a three-pointer late in the game.
'The team is gelling together, nicely,' said Horton. 'We have a great team and will continue to improve.'   




Joe Newman
ABA welcomes Team Perseverance - 13 hours ago
The Amercan Basketball Association (ABA) announced that Team Perseverance located in Sumter, SC has been added to the growing list of expansion teams getting set to begin play in November. "We have one great new team owner in Junko "Coach J" Allen," stated ABA Co-founder Joe Newman . "We have no doubt this will be a great organization on and off the court. Can't miss." Coach Allen is a native New Yorker who now resides in Sumter, SC. She has served almost 24 years in the US Air Force; her...   [read more]

Skyler
Burgess
Burgess joins the Gwizzlies - 2 days ago
Georgia Gwizzlies are pleased to announce that Utah native Skyler Burgess (6'5''-F) is now on team roster. While in Mexico, Burgess averaged 25.0 ppg. He will join the backcourt with Justin Zachary and Lance White. "I am really excited about Skyler because he rebounds, defend and is a Coachable team player" states Embry Malone . "Burgess also had numerous offers overseas, but want a shot at the NBA D-League first".   [read more]

Embry Malone
Another Gwizzlies player overseas to China - 6 days ago
The ABA Georgia Gwizzlies are pleased to announce that Power Forward Luke Joseph (6'8''-F, college: Reinhardt), a Ft.Myers, Florida, native, has just arrived in Shanghai China. TGBTG agency invited Joseph for workout and tour. "I told Luke from day one when l first met him. That he must be with the right team, coach, program; and he listened" states Gwizzlies' Coach/Owner Embry Malone   [read more]


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