MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (6-8, 2-5 PBC) dropped a 67-57 game to the University of North Georgia (9-4, 4-2 PBC) Thursday night in the Centennial Center.
The defensive battle featured just one double-digit scorer for the Bobcats, as senior Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) had a game-high 17 points to go with eight boards and three steals. The 17 points marks 11 double-digit scoring games for him this season.
Freshman guard Alex Reid (Savannah, Ga.) knocked down three from long range to finish with nine points, while junior guard Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) added eight points, four boards and five assists.
The Bobcats were out-shot 45 percent (24-53) to 37 percent (21-57) from the floor, as North Georgia did their damage from long range, hitting 13 three-pointers to just five for Georgia College. The Bobcats stayed in the game by owning a 16-9 advantage in caused turnovers.
Ishmael Hollis led three Saints in double-figures, netting 14. Lamar Richardson and Taylor Metzger chipped in with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
The Bobcats got the advantage to a two-possession game on a Reid three at 63-57 with 2:11 left, but a free throw by Corey Green followed by a dagger three at the 1:08 mark from Metzger pushed the advantage back to double-digits.
The Bobcats look to get back to their winning ways Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., traveling to Augusta State University for the third edition of the Battle of the Cats rivalry game.
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