January 19, 2011

LeGates’ Career-High 22 Not Enough in CSU Loss, 67-59

COLUMBUS, Ga. Sophomore point guard Ryan LeGates (Marietta, Ga.) netted a career-best 22 points, but it couldn't help Georgia College men's basketball (9-5, 3-3 PBC) as the Bobcats fell 67-59 at Columbus State University (7-7, 3-2 PBC) Wednesday night.

LeGates hit 7-of-17 from the floor, including 4-of-7 from the three-point line, adding five boards and three assists. Reece Wiedeman (Suwanee, Ga.) had 14 points of his own to join LeGates in double-digit scoring.

The team's shooting percentages were fairly even at 43 percent (25-58) for CSU and 42 (22-52) for the Bobcats, but the Cougars cleaned up on the glass, out-rebounding GC 41-26 with a 19-9 advantage on the offensive glass. The loss ends a two-game win streak for the Bobcats.

Leading CSU in scoring was Lamar Williams with 17 points, aided by 11 from Darius McKnight and 10 from Steve Peterson. McKnight led both teams with nine rebounds.

GC senior forward Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) had five rebounds, moving ahead of Willie Jones (1980-82) into eighth in school history with 482 career boards.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m., hosting the University of Montevallo (9-4, 2-2 PBC). The Falcons most recently hosted Clayton State University this evening.

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