Highlanders Celebrate Homecoming With Comeback Win Over Southern Crescent Tech

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. -- Nate Lee (Sharpsburg, Ga. / Northgate HS) scored 15 points and Eleik Bowles (Savannah, Ga. / Sol C. Johnson HS) added 13 as Gordon State College came from behind to down Southern Crescent Tech 58-56 in front of a lively Homecoming crowd at the Student Activity & Recreation Center.

GSC, which improved to 8-13 overall and 6-5 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA Region 17), trailed 32-25 at halftime before rallying to pull out its third victory in the last four outings.

GSC played its 14th game decided by seven points or less this season and its seventh straight contest decided by five points or less. 

Shamarie Mcleod (Snellville, Ga. / Shiloh HS) also found double-digits for GSC with 10 points.

Caleb Towns (Loganville, Ga. / Loganville Christian Academy) led the way for the Highlanders on the boards with six rebounds.

GSC was only 5 of 12 on free throws in the contest, but hit just enough down the stretch to secure the win.

Tarique Gray led SCTC (7-17, 0-11) with a game-high 16 points.

GSC, which completes the five-game homestand with a 3-2 mark, is on the road Wednesday night for the first time since January 18 when the Highlanders travel to Swainsboro to take on East Georgia State College at 7:30 p.m.

GSC defeated EGSC 76-52 on January 11 in Barnesville.

The Gordon State College Department of Athletics is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA).  Gordon State College competes in NJCAA Division I in the sports of Women's Soccer (Fall), Men's Basketball (Fall/Spring), Softball (Spring) and Baseball (Spring).  Gordon State College is located in Barnesville, Ga., approximately 60 miles south of Atlanta and 35 miles northwest of Macon.  Gordon State College offers both two-year and four-year degree programs and believes that our Athletics program provides student-athletes with the opportunity to be successful academically, athletically and in life after their time as a Highlander.  You can follow GSC Athletics at www.gscathletics.com, on Facebook (@GordonStateCollege #GSCHighlandersForward), on Twitter (@GordonState) and Instagram (gordon_state).