GC Men’s Hoops Stumbles at Clayton State, 82-67

Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas
Sophomore guard Jordan Thomas

MORROW, Ga. – A trio of double-digit scorers wasn't enough Wednesday, as the Georgia College Men's Basketball team (8-6, 3-5 PBC) saw a three-game win streak come to a close in an 82-67 loss at Clayton State University (5-8, 2-5 PBC).

The Bobcats started strong, leading by as much as six at 12-6 after a three-pointer by Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) at the 15:40 mark in the first half. Clayton State rallied to lead 40-29 at the half, including a 19-8 stretch over the final five minutes of the first half.

Sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers) led the Bobcats with 19 points, adding seven rebounds. Mitchell-LaFlam added 14 points with seven boards of his own, while senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) posted 13 points and pulled in six rebounds.

The Bobcats were out-shot 45 percent (30-67) to 37 percent (25-68) from the floor. The Lakers utilized their depth well, out-scoring Georgia College 36-7 in bench points, led by a game-high 20 from Aubrey McRae.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m. playing host to Lander University (5-9, 4-4 PBC). The Bearcats most recently lost to Francis Marion University tonight 93-83.

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