TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Georgia College Men's Basketball (2-2) took their first win on the road in Alabama Saturday night. The Bobcats topped the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers (0-3), 59-51.
The Bobcats started off the night right with an early three drained by junior Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida). The Blue and Green continued the strong run until the Tigers tied it up at eight points apiece. The game stayed within three before the battle got all knotted up at 27 for halftime.
Georgia College finally made another break for it with a seven-point run in the middle of the second half. The Bobcats edged the Tigers by eight points, but the Georgia College men lost some of their lead; up only two with under four minutes on the clock. After trading free throws, the Bobcats finally sealed the win with two more from the line netted by sophomore Chaz Berry (Fayetteville, Georgia).
The Bobcats went 7-for-26 from the floor in the first half but dramatically improved to 10-for-23 in the second. They went 10-for-12 from the free-throw line in the second half compared to their 8-for-14 stat from the first.
Berry led the team with 14 points, followed closely by junior Brice Booker (Atlanta, Georgia) with 12. Both Bobcats made this their third game reaching double-digits.
Sophomore 6-foot-7 forward Isaac Thomas (Trion, Georgia) and the 5-foot-8 Mitchell-LaFlam tied at the top with seven rebounds. Thomas also had a solid number of steals, grabbing three before the final buzzer. Freshman Kohl Roberts (Atlanta, Georgia) and senior Kelvin Nwanze (Lagos, Nigeria) each had a pair of blocks in favor for the Bobcats.
The Bobcats travel to Albany State University Tuesday, Nov. 22. They'll face the Golden Rams at 7:30 p.m. as they look for a "W" to break their even .500 record for this early season.
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