Bobcat Basketball Tops Century Mark Again, 130-77
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - For the second time in as many home games, Georgia College & State University men's basketball (4-0) hit for over 100 points in a victory, this time topping the NAIA's Carver Bible College (0-16) 130-77 in a record-setting effort at the Centennial Center tonight (Dec. 8).
The Bobcats set school single-game team marks for threes made (22), threes attempted (57) and field goals attempted (90).
Sophomore forward Reece Wiedeman (Suwanee, Ga.) had a break-out game off the bench, tallying the first double-double of his career by leading all scorers and rebounders with 25 and 11, respectively. Senior guard Shaun Keaton (Albany, Ga.) joined Wiedeman over the 20-point plateau with 24 thanks to eight three-pointers, three off the school record set Jan. 26, 2002 by Ron Hood (2000-02). Keaton already has three 20-point games this season.
Adding to the 70-22 disparity in bench points for the Bobcats was senior Justin Brown (New Orleans) with 18 and junior Jake Rios (Bozeman, Mt.) with 15. Starting point guard Ty Rowland (Lilburn, Ga.) added a career-high 15 points, all in the first half, to go with nine assists. Rowland hit 5-of-6 from long range.
Cameron Blake led the Cougars with 22 points, aided by 12 apiece from Reggie Anderson II and Delta Leonard. Anderson put in a double-double, adding 10 boards.
The Bobcats shot 52 percent (47-90) from the field, compared to just 35 percent (27-77) for CBC.
GCSU held a 57-41 rebounding advantage, including 21-16 on the offensive glass. Georgia College now owns a 3-0 all-time series advantage, and is averaging 130 points over those three games.
Keaton now has 964 career points in his bid to become the 12th member of Georgia College's 1,000-point club.
The Bobcats have another week off before kicking off Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play at No. 5 Augusta State University (3-0) Monday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Jaguars have a non-conference game against Virginia Union University before facing the Bobcats.
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