MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – It's said that hindsight is 20/20, and Isaac Thomas (Trion) nearly was Saturday as well. The junior forward put up 19 points with 21 rebounds as the Georgia College Men's Basketball team (7-3, 3-1 PBC) beat Flagler College (44-1-3 PBC) 65-55 Saturday at the Centennial Center.
Isaac Thomas had nine rebounds at the break, pulling in 12 more after halftime. Five of the 21 came on the offensive glass. The 21 boards are the seventh most in school history, and the most since Aaron Clark had 23 against UNC Pembroke Jan. 4, 2006.
After some back-and-forth efforts during the first five minutes, Georgia College took the lead for good at the 14:46 mark of the first half on a put-back by Isaac Thomas. The Bobcats led by as much as 17, coming on another Isaac Thomas put-back at the 13:12 mark in the second half.
The Bobcats had a pair of double-doubles, as sophomore Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Jordan Thomas (Conyers) shouldered a lot of the scoring load as well, pouring in a career-high 20 points.
The starters got the job done for both teams, as just six of the combined 120 points came from reserves.
Isaac Thomas now has 531 rebounds in his career, passing Johnny Simpson into eighth place all-time at Georgia College. Up next is Josh Hurst at 556.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m., traveling to Georgia Southwestern State University.
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