GC Men Close Decade with Century-Mark in 100-81 Win at Clayton

Junior guard Jordan Thomas
Junior guard Jordan Thomas

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (5-6, 2-1 PBC) used a balanced scoring attack of five double-digit scorers to reach the 100-point plateau, topping Clayton State University (2-7, 0-2 PBC) 100-81 on the road Saturday.

The scoring effort was the first 100-point game of the year for GC Men's Hoops, and the first for the program in a decade. GC's last century-scoring effort came Dec. 3, 2009 when the Bobcats netted 122 against Carver Bible College.

Junior guard Jordan Thomas (Conyers) led GC with 19 points, adding six rebounds. Sophomore forwards Chris Parks (Buford) and Christian Koneman (Chatsworth) each contributed 16 points off the bench.

Defending Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Week Wesley Simpson (DeLand, Florida/Union Grove HS (Ga.)) added 14 points and seven rebounds and freshman Brandon Thomas (McDonough) posted 10 points.

The teams traded scoring chances for much of the first half, with GC taking the lead for good 31-30 on a Jordan Thomas three with 6:45 left before the break. The Bobcats finished the first half on an 18-9 run. Parks made a jumper with 32 ticks left in the game, helping GC reach the 100-point mark.

Georgia College out-shot Clayton State 52 percent to 46 percent from the floor, and caused 15 turnovers while coughing up the basketball just six times.

Jordan Thomas continues to leapfrog former GC greats in the school's all-time scoring list. In today's action, he passed Tim Jones (1997) to take 13th place with 1,144 career points.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 4 at 3:30 p.m., playing host to USC Aiken.

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