Isaac Thomas Sets School, PBC Rebounding Records in GC Men’s Hoops Win, 77-67

2018-19 Georgia College Men's Basketball
2018-19 Georgia College Men's Basketball
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) snapped two long-standing records in one evening, helping to power Georgia College Men's Basketball (14-10, 9-9 PBC) to a 77-67 win over Flagler College (8-16, 5-13 PBC) Monday night in the Centennial Center.

With his second rebound of the day, Isaac Thomas broke the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) career rebounds record of 866 set by USC Aiken's Allen Wilson in 1999. Then two rebounds later, Isaac Thomas broke the Georgia College career record of 868 set by GC Hall of Famer Leonard Scott in 1979.

Isaac Thomas finished with a 19-point 16-rebound double-double, the senior's seventh double-dip this season. Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas (Conyers) led the way with a game-high 22 points, his ninth 20-point game of the season. Jordan Thomas hit 4-for-6 from beyond the arc.

Adding 19 points and nine rebounds was junior Kohl Roberts (Atlanta), while senior guard Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) tallied 11 assists with just a single turnover and seven points.

The Bobcats held the lead for the final 25 minutes of the contest, taking the advantage for good on a jumper from Mitchell-LaFlam with 5:15 left in the first half. Flagler kept battling however, cutting the lead to a single possession on multiple occasions, including a one-point game at 46-45 with 16:01 left in the second.

The win puts the Bobcats at 9-9 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned sixth in the league standings. With four PBC games left, Georgia College could finish as high as fourth or as low as ninth. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament in March.

GC Men's Hoops is back in action Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m., traveling to Columbus State University (12-12, 7-11 PBC). The Cougars most recently won at Albany State University 62-58 today.

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