MORROW, Ga. – Junior Mike Augustine (Waterloo, Ill.) netted five threes as part of the best game of his Georgia College career, leading the Bobcats (11-8, 5-6 PBC) to a 75-66 win at Clayton State University (15-7, 6-5 PBC) Saturday.
The juniors were in charge tonight, as Augustine finished with 21 points, and classmate Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) picked up his sixth double-double of the 2010-11 season. Aquino matched 17 points with 17 boards in the win. Fellow junior Jared Holmes (Indianapolis) knocked down all six of his free-throw attempts and finished with 15 points.
Senior Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) also reached double-figure scoring, netting 11 with six boards.
Brandon Robinson did the best he could to keep the Lakers in the game with 23 points, helped by 17 from Timmy Downs. The rest of the Lakers managed just 26 points combined.
GC out-shot Clayton 40 percent (26-65) to 38 percent (18-48) from the floor, including a season-high 11 three-pointers from the Bobcats. The Bobcats had a slight rebound advantage of 41-37, but a 20-15 lead on the offensive glass.
Hurst's six rebounds give him 510 in his career, just behind the sixth-best rebounder in school history, Johnny Simpson (1984-86) at 515.
The Bobcats are back in action for the newly-formed rivalry game, the "Battle of the Cats" hosting No. 3 Augusta State University (20-2, 10-2 PBC) Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The Jaguars most recently beat Lander University 85-46 tonight.
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