Bobcat Men Close 2011 With Loss, 67-63

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (7-3) fell in a back-and-forth battle 67-63 Saturday to Shaw University (8-2) in day two of the Wingate by Wyndham Holiday Classic, hosted by Armstrong.

The Bears iced the game by making three big shots in the final 2:18, holding off a late GC rally.

Forward Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) led the Bobcats with 18 points on 8-of-14 from the floor, adding in four rebounds. Junior Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) continues to respond well to his new starting role, tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds for the first double-double of his Bobcat career. Senior guard Jared Holmes (Indianapolis) netted 15 on 6-of-9 from the floor.

The defenses took the game off, as both squads hit over 50 percent for field goals. GC was 26-for-51 (.510) and the Bears did them one better at 26-of-50 (.520).

Junius Chaney led all scorers with 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Curtis Hines chipped in with 19 off the pine, while Malik Alvin had 15 points to go with a team-best five boards.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. returning to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play at Columbus State University (6-5, 1-1 PBC). The Cougars most recently lost to Southern Poly Tech today 73-70.

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