Bobcat Men’s Hoops Blows Past Young Harris, 91-74

Senior guard Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam
Senior guard Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Getting six scorers in double figures, the Georgia College Men's Basketball team (16-11, 11-10 PBC) beat Young Harris College (12-15, 10-11 PBC) 91-74 Wednesday night at the Centennial Center.

The Bobcats were up big, leading by as much as 30 at 72-42 at the 14:03 mark in the second half. Young Harris fought to get back in it, cutting the lead down to 13 at 82-69 with 5:27 to go, but could inch no closer as the Bobcats hit the gas pedal again to close it out.

Senior guard Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) led the charge with 18 points, six boards and three rebounds. Mitchell-LaFlam hit four three-pointers, nearly half of the team's total of nine.

Classmate Isaac Thomas (Trion) had 17 points and a team-best seven boards with four steals. Junior Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) added 16 points and five boards, limited to just 16 minutes with foul trouble.

Sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers) added 14 points, netting double-digit points in each of the 26 games he's played this season. Classmate Justin Cave (Savannah) came off the bench for 13 points, knocking down three from long range, and sophomore Chapin Rierson (Calhoun) added a 10-point effort.

The Bobcats shot 54 percent from the field (34-63), Georgia College's best shooting effort since the 58.5 percent against Shorter University in the third game of the season.

The win moves the Bobcats to 11-10 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned fifth in the league standings. With one PBC game left, Georgia College could finish as high as fifth or as low as seventh. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament starting March 6.

The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. playing host to Francis Marion University (20-6, 16-5 PBC) for Senior Day. The Patriots most recently won at home against UNC Pembroke 80-72 today.

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