JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Giants defeated the Albany Blazers 151-112. The Giants were ahead just by five points going into halftime. The Giants outscored the Blazers 46-36 in the third, led by Ed Horton who scored 19 of his 27 total points in the quarter.
“When we needed it most, our All-Stars shined. (Ed) Horton in the third quarter really sparked this team. Jermaine also did his part. He was the games leading scorer and pulled in a lot of offensive rebounds. Ranked in the top 10 we knew this was going to be a tough game, but our guys are in the zone right now," Coach Waters said of his team in the win.
The Giants were led in scoring by Jermaine Bell who finished with 37 points and 16 rebounds to go along with 3 blocks. Ed Horton and Damone Brown both recorded double-doubles with 27 points and 11 rebounds and 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively.
The Giants have defeated their division foe, the Albany Blazers, for the second time in as many meetings this season. With the win, the Giants have won 16 straight, improve to 24-1 and clinch the Atlantic South Division Title for the third consecutive season. The Giants are currently ranked number one in the ABA Power rankings, a position they have held for four straight weeks.