MONTEVALLO, Ala. – A second-half surge downed the Georgia College men's basketball team (15-9, 9-7 PBC) as they fell at the University of Montevallo (16-9, 9-7 PBC) 76-66 Wednesday night.
GC struggled to get things going in the second stanza, getting out-scored 38-32. Montevallo hit 17-of-23 free throws in the second half alone, compared to just 8-of-14 for the entire game for Georgia College.
Montevallo also did some damage from the three-point line, hitting 8-of-14 (.570) from long range. The biggest threat was Jonas Brown, hitting six threes for 18 points.
Senior Reece Wiedeman (Suwanee, Ga.) led the Bobcats with 17 points and eight rebounds. Junoir guard Jared Holmes (Indianapolis) hit 10 points in limited, foul-trouble duty. The Bobcats got 24 bench points, but it wasn't enough to pull off the win.
Montevallo got six players in double-digit scoring, led by Brown's 18, and getting 13 from Ryan Westbrooks as well as a 10-point, 14-rebound double double from Ronald Severtsgaard.
The first half was nearly dead-even, as UM reached the lockerrrooms with a slim 38-34 lead. The Falcons hit five three-point shots in the first half, compared to just three for GC. The Bobcats had 11 assists at the break, led by four from JP Davis (Albany, Ga.).
The Bobcats were out-rebounded 39-31, and fall to 0-6 when they're beaten on the glass.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m., traveling to North Georgia to round out the regular season.
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