February 24, 2010

#17 Bobcat Men Top Montevallo, 73-65

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 17 Georgia College & State University men's basketball team (21-4, 14-2 PBC) beat the University of Montevallo (20-6, 10-6 PBC) 73-65 on Senior Night Wednesday at the Centennial Center.

The Bobcats got four scorers in double-figures, led by seniors Graham Martin (Marietta, Ga.) and Ty Rowland (Lilburn, Ga.) at 16 points each. Martin coupled his scoring with seven rebounds, while Rowland added five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Sophomore forward Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) had a solid line of 12 points, eight boards and four assists. Senior guard Jake Rios (Bozeman, Mt.) fired in 11 points.

The Bobcats hit 50 percent (17-34) of their shots in the second half, including 42 percent (5-12) from long range. The ‘Cats also hit 90 percent from the free-throw line (18-20), as compared to Montevallo's 67 percent (8-12) effort.

Georgia College needed four double-digit scorers to combat the 22-point effort by Freddy Little, hitting five threes. He was helped by 11 from Tauras Dortch and 10 each from Gerald January and Jordan Hutchison.

Prior to the contest, Georgia College athletics said thank you to the five seniors on this year's squad, Rios, Martin, Rowland, Robert Thomas (Mankato, Minn.) and Jordan Poole (Warner Robins, Ga.).

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m., traveling to North Georgia for the final game of the regular season.

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