Bobcat Men’s Basketball Runs Away from Shorter, 88-69

Senior forward Isaac Thomas
Senior forward Isaac Thomas
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Taking advantage of 21 turnovers, the Georgia College Men's Basketball team (2-1) won its home opener Tuesday over Shorter University (1-2) 88-69 at the Centennial Center.

The turnovers helped spark some sped up offense, with four scorers reaching double-digits, largely on transition buckets.

Senior forward Isaac Thomas (Trion) led the way with 20 points on 10-for-12 from the floor including a pair of high-flying dunks. He nabbed seven boards to tie for the team lead and pulled in four steals as well.

Classmate Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) was a boxscore-filler with 12 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers) hit three from long range and finished with 17 points, while classmate Chapin Rierson (Calhoun) contributed 10 points.

The Bobcats hit over 50 percent of their shots (38-65) and won the battle of the boards 30-23.

A tight battle early, the Bobcats actually trailed mid-way through the first half at 19-16. Over the next three minutes, Georgia College went on a 12-0 run, capped by a jumper from Mitchell-LaFlam.

In tonight's matchup, Isaac Thomas moved to 117 career steals, passing Terrell Harris (2013-16) to ninth in school history. With two blocks tonight, Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) now has 89 in his career, passing Reece Wiedeman (2007-11) into sixth place in the school recordbooks.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m., traveling to take on these very same Hawks.

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