Jacksonville Giants Win Game One on Eleven Day Road Trip - Beat Gulf Coast Flash | Events
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Following the Giants big win over the #3 ranked South Carolina Warriors Saturday, December 8, 2012, in Jacksonville, fourteen Giants' players departed on an eleven day road trip throughout the Southeast.
The first stop was Gulf Port, Mississippi, on Monday, to take on arch nemesis and the #8-ranked Gulf Coast Flash.
Trailing at halftime for the second consecutive game, the Giants found themselves battling back once again to try and pull out the win. And that's exactly what they did. Behind the strong performance of two-time ABA All-Star and last season's Final Four MVP, Jermaine “Slim” Bell, the Giants (6-0) pulled ahead for good in the fourth quarter and defeated the Flash (5-2) with a score of 123-106.
Jermaine Bell recorded another triple double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots to lead the Giants to this victory. The team's leading scorer this season, Anthony Jackson, started slow but scored most of his 18 points in the second half to help seal the victory. Following the victory, Head Coach Kevin Waters said, “The team showed a lot of resilience again tonight, but I think they could use a day off.” Waters added, “Our guys full court press to take advantage of the ABA 3-D rule and at that intensity, it takes a lot out of them. This December schedule is not going to be easy.”
The Giants continue their road trip to New Orleans where they will enjoy one day off before facing the Louisiana Gators on Wednesday (Dec. 12). This weekend they will be matched up against two playoff teams from Texas which includes last season's Final Four contender, the Dallas Vandals.
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