January 12, 2013

Second Half Surge Downs GC Men’s Basketball, 75-65

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Upended by a 34-47 second half, the Georgia College men's basketball team (6-7, 2-4 PBC) lost its first ever meeting at Young Harris College (9-3, 4-1 PBC) 75-65 Saturday.

The Bobcats led by three (31-28) at the half, but 15 second-half points from Malcom Jackson led a Mountain Lion surge to a 75-65 Bobcat defeat.

Junior guard Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) led the Bobcats for the first time in his career with 14 points, adding five assists and five boards. Sophomore forward David Wagner (Dallas, Ga.) was the only other Bobcat in double figures with 10 points.

The Bobcats actually out-shot the Mountain Lions hitting 47 percent (26-55) to YHC's 43 percent (23-54). The charity stripe helped Young Harris decide the game, making 24 freebies compared to just a perfect 7-of-7 for the Bobcats.

The Mountain Lions put four in double-figure scoring, led by Vince Martin at 20 points and 11 assists. Jackson finished with 19, while Frank Adams added 18 and Tony Raymond chipped in 13.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m., hosting North Georgia.

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