Bobcat Men’s Hoops Drops McAfee Memorial Classic Opener in OT, 78-70

Bobcat Men’s Hoops Drops McAfee Memorial Classic Opener in OT, 78-70

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (2-5) fell in a heartbreaking overtime contest versus LeMoyne-Owen College (2-3) at the McAfee Memorial Classic in Atlanta Saturday evening, 78-70.

Trailing by 10 at the half, the Bobcat men came out of the locker room a different team. A second-half offensive surge saw the 10-point swing favor Georgia College this time, sending the back-and-forth contest into overtime tied at 65.

Junior shooting guard Jordan Thomas (Conyers) scored all of his points in the second frame, shooting 4-for-11 from the field and 2-5 from three for a total of 10. Thomas has scored in double figures in all seven contests this season. 

Chris Parks (Buford) and Wesley Simpson (DeLand, Florida) matched Thomas' double-digit scoring total, also combining for 15 of the team's 39 rebounds in the contest.

In overtime, the Bobcats were outpaced 13-5. Devin Booker finished the game with 20 points for LeMoyne-Owen and each of the other starters scored in double figures as well. 

Brandon Thomas (McDonough) led Georgia College in overall scoring with 15 points off of the bench, the redshirt freshman's second-highest output of the year. Christian Koneman (Chatsworth) also chipped with with 10 points and five rebounds in reserve minutes.

The Bobcats aim to get back in the win column tomorrow, taking on Morehouse College on day two of the McAfee Memorial Classic. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. 

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