Giants Remain Unbeaten in Dominant Win over St. Augustine Glory

Story by Matt Potak

The defending ABA National Champion  Jacksonville Giants remain unbeaten with a commanding victory over the St. Augustine Glory. The Giants dominated the game from start to finish, outscoring St. Augustine 134-93. The win puts Jacksonville at 2-0 overall. 

“Another great team win,” said Giants head coach Jerry Williams. “I was really impressed with the team defense as a whole. We are learning to play together at the perfect time right before our west coast road trip.”

Coach Williams Defense started the game strong, holding the Glory to only 15 first quarter points and keeping them under 100 points for the remainder of the game. St. Augustine had issues landing shots and maintaining offensive possessions. 

The Giants continued to mix up their defensive looks with multiple man and zone principles. Bernard Nugent and Miguel Paul combined for nine team steals. Jacksonville, as a team, hauled in 43 defensive rebounds. The overall team speed of the Giants kept St. Augustine out of rhythm the entire game. 

Offensively the Giants are averaging well over 100 points this season. The style of play this evening was no match for St. Augustine. Tonight, Jacksonville continued a fast tempo scheme which utilized their explosive guard play. 

Newcomer Travis McConico led the team with 22 points with Miguel Paul (19 points) and Dylon Cormier (17 points) rounding out the top scorers. Paul and newcomer Brent Williams both combined for six-three pointers in the win. 

Point guard Maurice Mickens added, “Hard work pays off.”

Giants VS Glory Game Box Highlights 

Star of the game: 
Newcomer Travis McConico led the Giants with 22 points on the evening. 

Turning Point: 
Jacksonville went on a third quarter scoring frenzy, outscoring St. Augustine 43-19. The lopsided quarter was too much for the Glory to overcome. 

On Defense:
The Giants coaching staff named guard Bernard Nugent the defensive player of the game. Nugent was an energetic presence on the court. The 2018-19 ABA all star had a team high five steals and also forced multiple poor shooting attempts from St. Augustine. 

Next Game: The Giants will take a west coast road trip this upcoming weekend. On Saturday Jacksonville will take on the San Diego Kings at 6:00 p.m. pacific time. Follow the Giants social media pages for game scores and updates during the west coast trip.

Next Home Game: After their West Coast road trip., the Giants will return to Jacksonville on Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the University of North Florida arena against the 305 Ballers.