January 24, 2013

Upset Bid Falls Short for Bobcat Men, 87-70

AIKEN, S.C. – The Georgia College men's basketball team (6-10, 2-7 PBC) lost a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) crossover battle Thursday night at USC Aiken (11-5, 7-2 PBC) 87-70.

The duo of Scott Ferguson (Roswell, Ga.) and Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) powered the Bobcat attack again tonight. Robinson netted a career-high 17 points to go with five assists. Ferguson tallied 15 points and eight rebounds.

Down 40-28 at the half, Georgia College hung with the Pacers in the second stanza, losing the second frame 47-42.

The Bobcats were barely out-shot 47 percent (26-55) to 46 percent (26-57), but the damage was done at the free-throw line, with the Pacers taking nearly twice as many attempts (37-19) to pull in an eight-point advantage (23-15). They also made 12 three-point shots, compared to just three for Georgia College.

USCA was paced by Re'Mon Nelson and Jesse Seilern, netting 18 points each with the latter adding five assists. Ronald Zimmerman added 14 points with four steals.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m., hosting Young Harris College.

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