GC Men’s Basketball Gets Crucial PBC Win over Clayton State, 89-78

Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas
Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Getting a dazzling 31-point performance from Jordan Thomas (Conyers) the Georgia College Men's Basketball team (13-9, 8-8 PBC) picked up a convincing 89-78 win over Clayton State University (8-14, 5-11 PBC) Wednesday night in the Centennial Center.

Jordan Thomas went 11-for-22 overall, 3-for-7 from long range and 6-for-8 from the charity stripe in the second 30-point game of the sophomore's career. He came one point shy of his career best of 32, set at Flagler College Jan. 5. He tallied 18 of the 31 in the second half.

He was flanked by a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double from junior Kohl Roberts (Atlanta). Roberts went 10-for-17 from the field and pulled in six offensive boards. Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) pulled in a double-double of his own with 14 points and 13 rebounds, adding five assists.

Up just four at the half at 38-34, the Bobcats dominated the second half, leading for the final 18:13 of the game.

The Bobcats hit half of their shots (34-68) from the field, making up for just 58 percent (14-24) from the free-throw line. GC led by as much as 23 at 83-60 with 4:17 left after a Jordan Thomas jumper.

Isaac Thomas' 13 rebounds give him 862 in his career. The senior is the NCAA-era leader at GC, and now stands second in PBC history. He passed Armstrong Atlantic State University's Brian Taylor (2007) in today's action.

The win puts Georgia College at 8-8 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, good for sixth in the league standings.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. for GC's Annual Homecoming Game against Augusta University (17-5, 13-3 PBC). The Jaguars most recently won at No. 21 UNC Pembroke tonight 72-69.

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