Stefan Gill hits three points on his way to 16 for the Giants. Pic: jackhindsphotography.com
Stefan Gill hits three points on his way to 16 for the Giants. Pic: jackhindsphotography.com

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THE Giants bounced back from away defeat to the Cheshire Phoenix with a resounding home victory against the Durham Wildcats thanks to a balanced team effort.

Five players scored in double figures as the Giants dominated the game from start to finish thanks to a great all round defensive effort that forced the visitors to shoot just 38% from the field.

Stefan Gill led the way with 16 points off the bench – he also added four assists and three rebounds whilst committing no turnovers in his 24 minutes of action. James Jones was also in tantalising form for the home side as he racked up nine assists to go with his 15 points and six rebounds. Jones currently leads the league in assists at just under seven per contest.

The loss snapped a three game winning streak for the Wildcats who came in this game on the back of a stunning victory on the road against the high-flying Leicester Riders on Saturday evening.

The Wildcats Keith Crecco and Devin Ginty combined to score 51 points in their victory against the reigning BBL champions but they were unable to reproduce that form against the Giants. Crecco finished with 15 points off the bench whilst Ginty struggled to get going. He knocked down just one of his 11 attempts from the field but he did manage a team high six assists. RJ Evans led the way for the visitors with 18 points and seven rebounds where the visitors managed a 44-39 advantage over their hosts.

After an even start the Giants used a 7-0 run midway through the opening period to give themselves a 16-6 advantage following Gill_