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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.'   




Duck
Richards
Atlanta Aliens invaded the Panthers - 6 days ago
(courtesy Atlanta Alienos front office) The ABA Atlanta Aliens (1-0) traveled to Sumter, S.C. and were "INVADERS" as they defeated the Perseverance Panthers 140-126. This was the eighth consecutive season opener victory by General Manager/Head Coach Duck Richards but the first as a team owner. "We played very sluggish as a team in the first half and allowed the Panthers to keep the game close," said Richards. Therefore, adjustments were made. Atlanta Aliens gathered their composure during...   [read more]

Mike Sailes
New #1 in ABA Power Rankings - 7 days ago
The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released its Power Rankings and the Richmond Elite coached by Mike Sailes climbed to #1 for the first time in the team's history as a result of a loss by the South Florida Gold to the defending ABA Champion Jacksonville Giants. The Elite was followed closely by the Worcester 78's and the Orlando Waves. With four games needed to qualify for the Power Rankings, the Giants moved into #4. 1. Richmond Elite 7-0 2. Worcester 78's 6-0 3. Orlando W...   [read more]
ABA Scores - Weekend of Dec 2, 3 - 7 days ago
Steel City Yellow Jackets over Akron Aviators, 123-114 Chicago Fury over Libertyville Vipers, 140-93 Magic City Surge over Jackson Showboats, 112-104 Chicago Fury over Chicago Steam, 114-104 Jersey Express over Bronx Holy Flames, 136-103 Worcester 78's over Springfield Sting, 160-140 Jacksonville Giants over South Florida Goldm, 120-105 St. Louis Spirits over Southwest Warriors, 138-93 Kentucky Enforcers over Evansville Dunkerz,m 111-92 Baltimore Hawks over Reading Wizards, 120-112 Stan C...   [read more]


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