Bobcat Men’s Hoops Drops Overtime Battle at Augusta, 74-69

Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas
Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas
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AUGUSTA, Ga. – A come-from-behind effort put the Georgia College Men's Basketball team (4-3, 0-2 PBC) in overtime, but the home squad prevailed in extra time as the Bobcats fell at Augusta University (4-2, 1-0 PBC) 74-69 Saturday.

Dynamic sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers) did all he could to keep the Bobcats in it, netting 24 points for his second-straight 20-point performance and the seventh in his two seasons. Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) chipped in 16 points with eight boards.

The Bobcats trailed early, including a deficit of 24-9 after a layup by Miguel Arnold at the 10:19 mark in the first half. Georgia College came storming back, only trailing by six at 36-30 at the halftime horn. Jordan Thomas' 11 first-half points were a big part of the reason why.

An Isaac Thomas dunk at the 16:33 mark in the second half gave his team a brief lead at 39-38. After the teams traded buckets the rest of the way, Augusta's Deane Williams threw home a dunk with five seconds left to tie the contest 62-62 and force overtime.

The Bobcats got out-scored 12-7 in the extra period, including five from Rafael Montiero. The Jaguar defense tightened up late, holding GC Men's hoops scoreless over the final 1:11.

Georgia College controlled points in the paint 34-28 and points-off turnovers at 24-6, but the Jaguars made more free-throws (17) than the Bobcats attempted in the entire contest (14).

The Bobcats get back to action Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., traveling to Lander University.

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