By Reid Van Woert, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball program (13-10, 7-7 PBC) was unable to complete the comeback in a tight road matchup against the University of Montevallo Falcons (16-7, 10-6 PBC), falling 64-61.
The Bobcats dug themselves into a hole early, trailing the Falcons 21-7 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. They quickly picked themselves up by going on a 13-5 run to keep the game at arm's reach at the four-minute mark. Montevallo then retaliated with an 8-2 run of their own to close out the half with a comfortable 12 point lead, 34-22.
The halftime deficit did not discourage the Bobcats as they came out firing on all cylinders after the break. Georgia College went on a big 18-6 run opening the half to lock the score at 40-40 with 13 minutes remaining in the contest. A three by freshman Garrick DeBowles (Marietta, Georgia) gave the Bobcats the lead with 12 minutes to go and they were able to maintain that lead up until the two minute-mark. They were unable to convert a bucket for the remainder of the contest putting the Falcons in a good position to win.
Montevallo made some clutch shots down the final stretch, including a put-back by the Peach Belt Conference's (PBC) leading scorer in Javonte Douglas, earning the Falcons a victory over the Bobcats. A pair of three-point attempts on Georgia College's final possession came up empty and the Falcons got the hard-fought win.
Though the Bobcats were unable to claim the win sophomore Isaac Thomas (Trion, Georgia) continued his hot play, posting 21 points with five boards, and three assists. Thomas managed to score nine of his 21 from three-point range, shooting an unprecedented 100 percent (3-3) from beyond the arc. Coming into this game, Thomas had only attempted seven three-point shots all season long.
DeBowles and freshman Kohl Roberts (Atlanta, Georgia) also had nice scoring evenings, each tallying 12 points. Roberts added six rebounds, three assists and two blocks, while DeBowles also tallied five rebounds.
The Bobcats look to shake off this tough loss when they host Young Harris College for Senior Night at the Centennial Center Saturday, Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m.