ATLANTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (3-5) staved off a second-half surge by Morehouse College (5-4), outlasting the host of the McAfee Memorial Classic 64-60 Sunday.
Sophomore guard Wesley Simpson (DeLand, Florida/Union Grove High (Ga.)) posted his first career double-double, yanking down 17 rebounds with 14 points. All but two of his boards came on the defensive half, as the point guard added four assists and three steals to the cause.
Junior Jordan Thomas (Conyers) and sophomore Chris Parks (Buford) shared leading scorer duties with 19 points apiece. Parks went 9-for-14 from the floor, while Thomas knocked down three from long range.
The Bobcats shot 45 percent for the ballgame, holding the Tigers to just 33 percent from the field. The two teams traded points early, but GC took the lead for good at 21-19 on a Parks layup with 4:19 remaining before halftime. The Bobcat advantage reached its peak of 12 points at the 9:23 mark in the second half, when Thomas found Justin Cave (Savannah) for a layup.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m., beginning Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play at UNC Pembroke.
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