BARNESVILLE, Ga. – The Gordon State College men's basketball team dropped a pair of home games last week as the Highlanders fell 57-54 to Snead State Community College (Ala.) on December 4 and 50-49 to St. Petersburg College (Fla.) on December 7.
GSC held a 33-29 halftime lead over Snead State (7-4) in the first contest, but the Parsons rallied from the four-point deficit in the second half to pull out the three-point victory.
Snead State's Jason King had 13 points and six rebounds while Gerald Gray, Jr., chipped in 10 points for the Parsons, who completed the two-game regular-season sweep of the Highlanders. Snead State defeated GSC 57-50 back on November 25.
GSC was led by sophomore Eleik Bowles (Savannah, Ga. / Sol C. Johnson High School) with a game-high 21 points to go along with six rebounds and two steals. Sophomore JT Mumber (Rome, Ga. / Darlington School) added 12 points for the Highlanders, who shot just 42.2 percent (19 of 46) from the field and 2-for-15 from behind the three-point arc.
GSC returned to action three days later against St. Petersburg College and dropped a one-point decision to the Titans.
SPC maintained a one-point advantage halftime lead at 23-22 and held on for the win to improve to 6-6 overall.
Kobie Johnson had 11 points and Keondre Jackson added 10 to pace the St. Petersburg's attack while GSC was led by sophomore Eleik Bowles (Savannah, Ga. / Sol C. Johnson High School) with 15 points. Sophomore Tristian Harper (Columbus, Ga. / Columbus High School) added 10 points off the bench for GSC. Sophomore Caleb Towns (Loganville, Ga. / Loganville Christian Academy) had a game-high 11 rebounds for the Highlanders.
GSC once again struggled from the field, hitting just 20 of 56 shots (35.7 percent) overall and 3-for-18 on three-pointers.
GSC (1-5) is back in action on December 18-19 when the Highlanders head to Florida to take on Hillsborough Community College on the 18th and face St. Petersburg College again on the 19th.