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