MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (0-1) had a tall order in their season opener Friday night, taking on No. 2 Queens University of Charlotte (1-0). The Royals were every bit as advertised, topping the Bobcats 89-53 on day one of the Bobcat Crossover Classic in the Centennial Center.
The Royals shot well at 48 percent (27-56) overall, but were especially tough from long range, hitting 16-for-31 (.516).
The Bobcats hung with Queens early, as Jordan Thomas made a pair of threes on their first three possessions. Georgia College then got stuck on six points for the next four minutes, as Queens got on a 10-0 run.
Jordan Thomas added four rebounds and a pair of steals to his line, going 4-for-6 from long range, accounting for half of the Bobcats' three pointers. Junior Isaac Thomas (Trion) aided the Bobcats with six rebounds, five assists and a pair of blocks.
Georgia College shot 31 percent (16-52) from the field, and were out-rebounded 47-26.
The loss evens the all-time record with Queens at 2-2, and also evens the season openers and home openers under head coach Mark Gainous at 2-2 as well.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m., bringing a close to the Bobcat Crossover Classic by taking on Emmanuel College.
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