GC Men’s Hoops Fells Francis Marion, 94-82
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (4-3, 1-1 PBC) put up the most points of their young season Saturday, defeating Francis Marion University (4-2, 0-1 PBC) 94-82 in the Centennial Center.
The Bobcats put five players in double figures, as every Bobcat that played reached the scoring column. Senior guard Nate Hamilton (Snellville, Ga.) led the way with 23 points, hitting five threes, his second 20-point game this season.
Ferguson has double-digit scoring in five straight games and now owns a pair of double-dips on the season. Senior Quin Bivins (Macon, Ga.) and junior Royal Thomas (LaGrange, Ga.) chipped in with 10 points each.
Never trailing, the Bobcats started off hot, compiling a quick 7-0 lead over the first two minutes. Georgia College never looked back from there, stretching the lead out as high as 23 and keeping the advantage at double-digits from the 11:53 mark in the first half.
The potent Francis Marion offense, leading NCAA Division II in scoring at 119.2 points per game coming in, was held to 82. Reserve Storm Clonch had team-bests with 14 points and nine rebounds, aided by 13 each from Evrik Gary and Dustin Jones.
Georgia College out-shot the Patriots 57 percent (29-51) to 40 percent (32-80) from the floor, including a 50 percent (12-24) to 22 percent (7-32) from long range.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m., kicking off the Bearcat Holiday Classic at Lander University against Lenoir-Rhyne University.
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