COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (7-4, 0-2 PBC) led until late in the second half, but Columbus State University (7-5, 2-1 PBC) closed the game out on an 18-5 run to steal a 56-51 win Wednesday.
CSU took a 46-38 Bobcat lead with 6:36 left, firing up that late run for the 56-51 finish. Idell Bell hit a layup at the 2:57 mark and the Cougars never looked back to close the win.
Junior guard Quin Bivins (Macon, Ga.) led the 'Cats with 16 points, hitting half of his shots from the floor (6-12) including four threes. Senior forward Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) put up his eighth double-double of the season with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Bell was the game's leading scorer with 17 points off the CSU bench, and Steve Peterson added 11 with six rebounds.
Georgia College hit more field goals than Columbus State (21-17), but the Cougars made more trips to the line (20-5) holding a 16-2 lead in makes.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3:30 p.m. traveling to Flagler College (6-6, 1-1 PBC). The Saints most recently lost to Lander University 100-83 tonight.
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