Bobcat Men’s Hoops Felled by Hot-Shooting UNCP in PBC Quarterfinal, 105-81

2018-19 Georgia College Men's Basketball
2018-19 Georgia College Men's Basketball
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PEMBROKE, N.C. – Running into a buzz saw of an offense, particularly from long range, the No. 5-seed Georgia College Men's Basketball team (17-12) saw its season come to a close Wednesday in a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Quarterfinal at No. 4-seed UNC Pembroke (21-8), 105-81.

Junior Kohl Roberts (Atlanta, Georgia) had a monster game with 22 points and 13 rebounds, including six boards on the offensive glass. He was 7-for-10 from the floor, matching his career-high in points.

Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion, Georgia) added 17 points, four rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers, Georgia) netted 14 points, making the sophomore a double-digit scorer in each game he has played this season. Sophomore Chapin Rierson (Calhoun, Georgia) battled foul trouble, but still hit four threes for 12 points.

The Bobcats got the first score of the ballgame on a three-point play from Jordan Thomas at 18:22 in the first half. Consecutive three-point possessions for UNCP put them in front, and they would never surrender the lead.

On the game, the Braves knocked down 14-for-25 (.560) from long range, a blistering pace that the GC Men couldn't overcome.

UNCP had six double-digit scorers, led by 22 points from James Murray-Boyles.

The loss brings a close to the season for GC Men's Basketball, a year in which they went 17-12, including a 12-10 PBC record, the most conference wins for Bobcat Men's Hoops since the 2009-10 season. Two Bobcat seniors saw their careers come to a close tonight, Isaac Thomas and Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida).  

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