MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (7-6, 3-4 PBC) ran into a buzzsaw of a Clayton State University (8-3, 6-1 PBC) squad at the Centennial Center Wednesday night, falling 88-64 to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) leaders.
Clayton State knocked down an impressive 12-for-24 from beyond the arc and shot 43 percent overall (29-64) to send the Bobcats to their third-straight loss.
The Bobcats had a trio of double-digit scorers including a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double from sophomore Kohl Roberts (Atlanta). Roberts battled foul trouble, but did some damage in the second half, adding four blocks for the game as well. Sophomore Garrick DeBowles (Marietta) and freshman Jordan Thomas (Conyers) each had 11 points. DeBowles didn't miss a single shot on the night, going 3-for-3 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.
Clayton State controlled nearly every facet of the game, as the Bobcats had trouble getting things going. One bright spot was points in the paint, where Georgia College owned a 40-26 advantage.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m., playing host to Lander University. Georgia College beat the Bearcats 68-67 on the road earlier this season.
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