MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- The Georgia College men's basketball team (3-4) led by three at the half, but couldn't stave off a solid Anderson University team (7-2), eventually falling 74-66 at the Centennial Center Monday night.
The Bobcats had three double-digit scorers, led by junior guard Ryan Blumenthal (Kennesaw, Ga.) who tallied 15 points, hitting 5-of-14 from the field with three from long range.
Junior Larrentis Thomas (McDonough, Ga.) put up his fourth double-double in just seven games, ripping down a career-best 15 boards with 12 points. Sophomore guard Terrell Harris (Indiantown, Fla.) also hit for 12 points.
The teams were fairly even in all categories, with the Trojans gaining their edge at the free-throw line. Anderson knocked down 25-of-32 (.781) from the charity stripe, beating the Bobcats by 14 makes, and 23 percentage points.
The biggest culprit was the game's leading scorer, CJ Gleaton. The guard had 27 points, hitting 10-for-12 in free-throws, while pulling in 10 rebounds. Chandler Hash had 15 points, while Lex Davis added 10 off the bench.
After a few ties and lead changes in the second half, the deciding run began at the 6:36 mark, a 9-1 streak by the Trojans to stretch their lead to double digits at 68-54 with 2:26 remaining.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. taking on Lenoir-Rhyne University in day one of the Finis Horne Holiday Classic at Lander University.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.