ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (8-4, 1-2 PBC) got its final eight points via the free-throw line, finishing off a 74-66 win at Flagler College (6-7, 0-6 PBC) Saturday night.
Senior forward Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) and sophomore guard Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) each made four free throws in the final minute to hold off any attempted Saints rally, handing the Bobcats their first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win this season.
Aquino ended with 12 points and 12 rebounds, his ninth double-double this season, adding three assists. Robinson ended with six points in his first start of the year.
Junior guard Quin Bivins (Macon, Ga.) was a spark plug off the bench, hitting six threes, en route to a game- and career-high 22 points. Classmate Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) added 15 points and six boards, while Jared Holmes (Indianapolis) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Bobcats led by 15 at the half, getting 16 points from Bivins for a 37-22 score.
GC out-shot the Saints 44 percent (21-48) to 37 percent (21-57) from the floor, made two more threes (7-5), and had a 25-19 advantage in free-throws made. Flagler stayed in the game with a 13-8 lead on the offensive glass, adding a 14-12 difference in turnovers caused.
The Saints were led by Matt Clark's 20 points, as Ryan Barnes and Jarrod Branco chipped in with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Georgia College remains on the road, heading to Savannah, Ga., to take on the Pirates of Armstrong Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
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