Career Night From Cave, GC Men Fall at Flagler, 84-80

Freshman guard Justin Cave
Freshman guard Justin Cave

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -  Despite a career-best 24 points from freshman Justin Cave (Savannah, Georgia) the Georgia College Men's Basketball team was edged 84-80 at Flagler College (8-14, 5-13 PBC) Monday night.

Cave exploded in the second half, amounting for 16 of his 24 after the break. On the night he went 8-for-10 from the field, 6-for-7 from beyond the arc and 2-for-5 from the free-throw line. He also had five assists.

The Bobcats led by as much as 12 at 12:23 in the second half at 60-48 on a Jordan Thomas (Conyers, Georgia) free-throw. Flagler then went on a 20-5 run to take the lead with 6:06 remaining. The Saints scored seven points in the final minute to help ice the game.

Jordan Thomas finished with 14 points and eight assists. Sophomore Kohl Roberts (Atlanta, Georgia) had 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench, while junior Isaac Thomas (Trion, Georgia) had a 10-point, eight-rebound effort.

The two teams were evenly matched in the shooting numbers, but Flagler hit 13 free-throws to seven for the Bobcats to provide the edge.

With the eight rebounds tonight, Isaac Thomas passed Stan Lynn (1988-90) into fifth place in school history with 662 in his career. Up next is J.J. Madden (1992-96) at 672.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m., playing host to Columbus State University.

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