MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – With an outstanding defensive effort, the Georgia College men's basketball team (8-11, 4-8 PBC) beat Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division rival Columbus State University (10-10, 5-8 PBC) 59-51 Saturday in the Centennial Center.
The Bobcats held the Cougars to just 30 percent (17-57) from the floor, forcing 18 turnovers and recording a season-high 13 steals.
Senior forward Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) paced the Bobcats with a game-high 16 points to go with eight rebounds. Junior guard Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) flanked him with a 13-point effort.
Freshman forward Robert Armstrong (Norcross, Ga.) was a boxscore filler, scoring eight points with seven rebounds, five steals and three blocks.
The Bobcats shot 48 percent (23-48) from the floor. The Cougars kept it close with second chances, out-rebounding Georgia College 43-27.
Rory Miller and Jahmad Saleem netted 15 points each to lead the Cougars.
The win puts the Bobcats at 4-8 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play positioned seventh in the PBC West, with the top four advancing to the playoffs in mid-March. Georgia College is just one game back of fourth in the loss column.
The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m. eastern, traveling to the University of Montevallo.
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