Second-Half Surge Not Enough, GC Men’s Hoops Falls on Homecoming, 91-76

Senior forward Issac Thomas
Senior forward Issac Thomas
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (13-10, 8-9 PBC) won the second half 55-46, but it wasn't enough to overcome early woes in a 91-76 loss to Augusta University (18-5, 14-3 PBC) on Homecoming Saturday at the Centennial Center.

Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) pulled in three rebounds to tie the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) record for career boards. The mark of 866 set in 1999 by Allen Wilson, a player for both Francis Marion University and USC Aiken.

Issac Thomas finished with a team-high 19 points as well, hitting 7-for-10 from the field. Junior Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) made his impact felt with 18 points and 13 rebounds, his seventh double-double this season. Sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers) added 17 points, providing strong defense as well with five steals.

The offense went cold for the Bobcats mid-way through the first half. Georgia College led 17-14 at the 10:44 mark, but the Jaguars then went on a 24-0 run. When the dust settled, the Bobcats trailed 38-17 with 4:38 remaining in the half.

Isaac Thomas helped take control in that big second half for GC, netting 14 of his 19 after the halftime break.

The Jaguars hit 49 percent of their shots (28-57), compared to 40 percent (27-68) for Georgia College. One of the areas of the game that may have hurt the Bobcats the most was the free-throw line, where they managed just 19-for-30, a 63 percent effort.

The loss puts the Bobcats at 8-9 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned seventh in the league standings. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament in March.

GC Men's Hoops is back in action Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., playing host to Flagler College (8-15, 5-12 PBC). The Saints most recently won at Clayton State University 87-80 today.

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