Two Career-Highs Not Enough, GC Men’s Hoops Falls to St. Leo, 76-52

Sophomore forward Chris Parks
Sophomore forward Chris Parks

ST. LEO, Fla. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (1-2) got career efforts from Chris Parks (Buford, Georgia) and Austin Deckard (Suwanee, Georgia) but fell to a strong offensive effort from Saint Leo University (2-1) 76-52 Saturday.

Parks netted 12 points on 5-for-8 from the floor, a Bobcat-career best for the sophomore first-year transfer. Deckard hit 4-for-6 including three from long range for his 11 points, the redshirt freshman adding five boards.

Junior Jordan Thomas (Conyers, Georgia) added 10 points, extending his double-digit scoring streak to 37 games in a row

The Lions hit an impressive 41 percent (26-63) from the floor, holding GC to just 28 percent (18-64). The Bobcats kept even in rebounds at 44 apiece, but a 23-9 deficit in points-off-turnovers downed the Bobcats. The reserves came to play today, out-scoring SLU 31-13.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Nov. 17 at noon, battling the University of Tampa to finish off the Saint Leo Classic.

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