Frontcourt Duo Puts GC Men’s Basketball Over Young Harris, 63-55

Junior forward Isaac Thomas
Junior forward Isaac Thomas

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The terrific twosome of Isaac Thomas (Trion) and Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) dominated near the basket to help Georgia College Men's Basketball (9-9, 5-7 PBC) come from behind in a 63-55 win over Young Harris College (5-13, 4-8 PBC) Wednesday night in the Centennial Center.

Isaac Thomas and Roberts combined for 36 points, 24 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and four blocks in the win. Isaac Thomas posted a game-high 23 points with nine boards and four of the assists. The junior matched his career-best scoring effort tonight. Roberts had 13 points and 15 rebounds, including nine points and 11 caroms in the game's deciding second half.

Freshman guard Jordan Thomas (Conyers) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points, giving the rookie double-digit efforts in eight of his last nine games.

Down a pair at the break 33-31, Georgia College scored on two of their first three possessions of the second half, taking the lead at 35-33 on an Isaac Thomas layup. It was a lead they would not relinquish for the final 18:35 of play.

Georgia College out-shot the Mountain Lions 45 percent (25-56) to 33 percent (17-52) from the field and controlled the boards of 44-32. Young Harris was led by guard Antonio Wade, netting 19 points.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m., playing host to Francis Marion University.

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