January 25, 2014

Bobcat Men Edged by Mountain Lions, 79-71

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. –Georgia College men's basketball's (7-9, 3-6 PBC) bid for a season sweep against Young Harris College (10-5, 4-4 PBC) fell short Saturday, as the Bobcats lost 79-71 at YHC Basketball Arena.

The Bobcats battled throughout the contest, but never led after the 16:24 mark of the first half. That being said, YHC struggled to get away from Georgia College, holding double-digit leads on a few brief occasions.

Junior Larrentis Thomas (McDonough, Ga.) matched his season high with 18 points to lead the Bobcats. The forward kept Georgia College in the game in the first half, netting all but two of his points. Sophomore Terrell Harris (Indiantown, Fla.) scored 17 points off the bench, including 7-of-8 from the charity stripe.

Seniors Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Royal Thomas (LaGrange, Ga.) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Royal Thomas has now scored in double figures for each of the last 10 contests.

Both teams shot well, hitting 50 percent each from the floor, but Young Harris nabbed the advantage thanks to seven more shots made from long range (9-2).

Isaiah Johnson led all scorers with 19 points, followed by 17 from Steve Viterbo. C.J. Wilson added 11 and Kevin Altidor 10.

The loss puts Georgia College at 3-7 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned sixth in the west division.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m., playing host to Clayton State University (6-11, 2-8 PBC). Wednesday's game will serve as "Salute to America Day".

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.