Jacksonville Giants Win Game Two On Eleven Day Road Trip - Beat Louisiana Gators | Events
JACKAONVILLE, Fla. -- After beating the Gulf Coast Flash in game one of a six game (six different teams) road trip that will cover five states in eleven days, the Giants continued their trip with a game against the Louisiana Gators. The Giants came into the matchup undefeated (6-0) and coming off two key victories against top ten opponents.
Behind the strong play of Jermaine “Slim” Bell, the Giants defeated the Gators 129-118.
The Giants got out in front of the Gators early and didn’t look back. With a 74-53 halftime lead, the Giants led by double digit the entire second half. Bell led the Giants with 26 points and another double-double (10 rebounds). Ed “Hollywood” Horton (19 points and 10 rebounds) and Currye ”C.T.” Todd (25 points, 10 rebounds) also recorded double-doubles in a balanced attack.
Giants’ leading scorer, Anthony Jackson, added 19 points in just 24 minutes of play.
The team will continue on to San Antonio for a Friday evening game against the Texas Fuel, last season’s South Central Division winner. “The team is playing well, but we have some tough games this weekend in Texas. The GIANTS are taking it one game at a time, but it feels like a playoff atmosphere as we’re playing some really good teams and we’d like to return home for the holidays still undefeated,” said Head Coach Kevin Waters.
The Giants will also play a tough game Sunday against last season’s Final Four contender, the Dallas Vandals. Sunday’s game will be played at Dr. Pepper Arena before the Dallas’ NBA D-league matchup. This may be the largest audience to witness the Jacksonville Giants level of play in its three year history.
Original story: Nick Reynolds
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