GC Men’s Basketball Stumbles at Young Harris, 85-69

Freshman guard Jordan Thomas
Freshman guard Jordan Thomas

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (11-16, 7-14 PBC) had trouble keeping pace with Young Harris College (8-19, 7-14 PBC) Wednesday night, falling 85-69 on the road.

Young Harris came out hot on their Senior Night, starting the game on an 11-4 run. The Bobcats couldn't grasp a lead for the length of the game, as the Mountain Lions finished with five double-digit scorers.

Freshman guard Jordan Thomas (Conyers) led the scoring for the Bobcats, tallying 13 points. Freshman Chapin Rierson (Calhoun) and sophomore Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) each added 12, the latter pulling in 11 rebounds for a double-double. The double-dip was Roberts' seventh this season. Junior Isaac Thomas (Trion) added 10 points with nine boards.

The Bobcats were out-shot by Young Harris 44 percent (28-63) to 38 percent (24-63) from the field. Most of the game's numbers were close, except the bench production, as YHC out-scored the Bobcat reserves 36-16.

The loss drops Georgia College to 7-14 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, one game out of the top-eight that advance to the conference tournament, starting Feb. 28.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m., finishing the regular season by traveling to Francis Marion University.

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