GSC Men's Hoops Pulls Away In Second Half For 76-52 Win

BARNESVILLE, Ga. – Gordon State College's men's basketball team put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a convincing 76-52 victory over East Georgia State College on Saturday afternoon at the GSC Student Activity and Recreation Center.

GSC, which improved to 4-10 overall and 2-2 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA Region 17), held a 36-35 lead at halftime and then outscored EGSC 40-17 in the second half to pull away for the 24-point triumph.

GSC put five players in double-figures, led by a game-high 20 points from sophomore Eleik Bowles (Savannah, Ga. / Sol C. Johnson HS).  Bowles went 9 of 12 from the field and connected on both free throws.

Sophomore Tristan Harper (Columbus, Ga. / Columbus HS) had 12 points and 12 rebounds while sophomore J.T. Mumber (Rome, Ga. / Darlington School) had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders.

Sophomore Nate Lee (Sharpsburg, Ga. / Northgate HS) also had 12 points for GSC while sophomore Caleb Towns (Loganville, Ga. / Loganville Christian Academy) added six points and 10 rebounds for the Highlanders.

Maliek Sadler led EGSC (3-10, 0-4) with 19 points.

GSC is back in action on Wednesday as Central Georgia Technical College (9-8, 2-1) comes to Barnesville for a 7:30 p.m. contest.