SAVANNAH, Ga. – Utilizing a 32-8 advantage in bench points, the Georgia College men's basketball team (7-2) clobbered Mars Hill College (3-7) 92-66 Friday in day one of the Wingate by Wyndham Holiday Classic, hosted by Armstrong.
Junior Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) had the best game of his young Bobcat career, hitting for 20 points on 8-of-14 from the floor, adding six rebounds and four assists.
Senior Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Tarrence Chatman (Macon, Ga.) had 17 points off the pine with four steals. Quin Bivins (Macon, Ga.), Jared Holmes (Indianapolis) and Jordan Grant (Norcross, Ga.) chipped in with nine points each.
The Bobcats were hot out of the gate, getting some extra energy for Christmas, as they shot 43 percent in the first stanza, and held the Lions to just 29 percent. The Bobcats reached the halftime horn up 43-24, thanks in large part to nine first-half points from Aquino.
The Bobcats finished 37-of-75 from the floor (.493) while the Lions were 26-of-64 (.406). GC hit seven threes compared to just two for MHC, and out-rebounded the Lions 43-39.
Mars Hill was led by two players, the game-high scorer with 22 points in Sammy Emile, as well as 21 from Terelle Harris.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m., taking on Shaw University.
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