COLUMBUS, Ga. - Led by 22 points from Graham Martin (Marietta, Ga.) and a beast of a game from Shaun Keaton (Albany, Ga.) the No. 14 Georgia College & State University men's basketball team (18-4, 12-4 PBC) edged Columbus State University (8-14, 6-10 PBC) 80-72 tonight (Feb. 16).
Martin tallied 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-9 from behind the arc. Keaton impressed with 18 points, nine boards and five assists. The nine caroms ties a career-high for the senior guard.
Chris Telesford led three Cougar scorers in double digits with 16. Javarus Stewart had 15 with nine rebounds and Brandon Bland added 11 points.
The Bobcats got back to their winning ways by hitting the long-range shot (dropping 13 treys to CSU's three), and knocking down free-throws. GCSU was 17-for-20 from the stripe, good for 85 percent. These two numbers helped Georgia College win despite turning the ball over more than the Cougars (15-9).
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., hosting Georgia Southwestern State University at 7:30 p.m. for Senior Night. The Bobcats will honor Kemp, Keaton and Justin Brown (New Orleans).
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