Rowlands Career-High Powers Bobcats to 75-65 Win at AASU
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Senior guard Ty Rowland (Lilburn, Ga.) netted a career-high 20 points to aid a Georgia College & State University men's basketball 75-65 win at Armstrong Atlantic State University (5-9, 0-5 PBC). The Bobcats remain undefeated in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play at 4-0, 11-2 overall. National No.1 Augusta State University is the only other team undefeated in PBC play at 6-0.
The squad hit 11-of-19 from long range, good for 58 percent. The evening marks the sixth time this year Georgia College has hit better than half of their efforts from behind the three-point line.
"The guys have been shooting the ball very well," said GCSU head coach Terry Sellers in a post-game interview on WKZR 102.3FM. "We keep working in practice on getting some balance to our game because we know there will be some nights when the shot won't be there. We'll continue to work at it, but it sure is nice to have this caliber of shooters on the team."
Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) pulled down a game-high nine rebounds to go with six points. Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) grabbed eight with nine points. The Bobcats turned the ball over just seven times, one more than the season low.
The Pirates were led by 17 points from Chris Vanlandingham and 15 out of Gabriel Robinson, as the season's leading scorer for AASU Patrick Shokpeka (15.9 ppg) was held to just five points on 2-of-7 shooting.
Martin picked up a single steal tonight, tying Ken Kemp (2005-09) at 10th in school history with 105 career steals. The duo stands five swipes from No. 9 Tony Edmonson (1993-97).
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. traveling to Columbus State University (8-5, 2-2 PBC). The Cougars most recently beat UNC Pembroke today 73-63.
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