Early Hole Downs GC Men’s Basketball 89-75 at Columbus State

Sophomore forward Kohl Roberts
Sophomore forward Kohl Roberts

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team (8-9, 4-7 PBC) outscored Columbus State University (5-9, 5-6 PBC) in the second half Monday night, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 22-point halftime deficit as the Bobcats fell at the Cougars 89-75.

The Bobcats got 20-point games from sophomore Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) and freshman Justin Cave (Savannah), but it fell short of the 10-for-16 from long range and 21-for-34 at the free-throw line for CSU.

Georgia College led 8-6 at the 17:07 mark, and wouldn't be in front again for the remainder of the contest. At one point, Columbus State stretched its advantage to 26 at 58-32 with 14:32 left in the second half.

Cave's career high 20 came thanks in large part to a 5-for-8 effort from long range, as the rookie added four rebounds as well. His previous best scoring total was nine on two different occasions. Roberts neared a double-double with nine rebounds to go with 22 points, swatting a pair of shots while going 9-for-14 from the floor.

The Bobcats also got 24 combined points from the Thomases, 13 coming from Isaac Thomas (Trion) with nine rebounds and another 11 from Jordan Thomas (Conyers).

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m., hosting Young Harris College.

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