PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (1-1) dropped its first contest of the young season Sunday at the University of West Florida (2-0), losing 66-46 in day two of the McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic.
Yesterday's hot shooting that helped the Bobcats to a season-opening win over Palm Beach Atlantic University left Georgia College today, as it hit just 28 percent (17-61) from the field and 12 percent (3-25) from long range.
Senior forward Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) led the team in scoring at 17 points, coming one rebound shy of a double-double. Junior guard Royal Thomas (LaGrange, Ga.) was the next highest scorer at eight points, adding five rebounds off the bench.
West Florida jumped out early, starting on an 11-2 run on the first 4:12 of play. The Argos hit the halftime horn up 35-26. It was more of the same in the second half, as the Bobcats were beat 31-20 in the second stanza.
The Argos had four scorers in double-figures, led by Nate Johnson with a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double. It's the third double-double Georgia College has given up in its two games this season. UWF shot 44 percent (24-54) from the field, but struggled from behind the arc at just 2-of-13 (.154 ).
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., traveling to Clark-Atlanta University for more non-conference action.
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