GSC Hoops Rallies But Fall Short Vs. South Georgia State

Highlander Nate Lee (No. 15) elevates to block a shot. Lee led GSC with 15 points in the win over Southern Crescent Tech (Photo by Joe Mestas)
Highlander Nate Lee (No. 15) elevates to block a shot. Lee led GSC with 15 points in the win over Southern Crescent Tech (Photo by Joe Mestas)

BARNESVILLE, Ga. -- As has been the trend during a majority of the 2019-20 season, Gordon State College's men's basketball team fell behind during the early stages of Saturday's game against visiting South Georgia State College before the Highlanders mounted a late comeback.

But it wasn't enough at the end as GSC fell 75-71 to SGSC in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) action at the Student Activity & Recreation Center on the GSC campus.

SGSC built a 39-36 lead at halftime and led by as many as 14 in the second half (73-59 with 4:45 to go).

Then GSC went on a 12-0 run and pulled to within two at 73-71 with 1:09 to play on a three-pointer from Shamarie Mcleod (Snellville, Ga. / Shiloh HS).

GSC regained possession still down by two, but a missed three-pointer and two free throws from SGSC's Bryce Brown with 11.9 seconds remaining sealed the four-point win for the Hawks (20-3 overall, 7-2 GCAA).

GSC has now played 12 games decided by seven points or less and the Highlanders are 3-9 in those contests.

Eleik Bowles (Savannah, Ga. / Sol C. Johnson HS) and Nate Lee (Sharpsburg, Ga. / Northgate HS) each had 16 points while Tristan Harper (Columbus, Ga. / Columbus HS) had 11 points for the Highlanders. 

SGSC's Colliins Joseph led all scorers with 20 points.

GSC (6-13, 4-5) is back in action on Wednesday, February 5, when Albany Tech comes to Barnesville for a 7:30 p.m. game.