Senior forward Scott Ferguson had 26 points, including three crucial late threes to seal a win for Georgia College mens basketball team 56-54 at Lander University Thursday.
The Bobcats improved to 9-16 overall and 5-13 in the Peach Belt. Lander fell to 8-17 and 3-15.
Despite 20-point efforts from Shanteona Keys and Enisha Donley, the Georgia College womens basketball team lost 77-67 at Lander.
Georgia College fell to 12-13 overall and 8-10 in the Peach Belt Conference while Lander improved to 9-16 and 6-12.
With the Bobcats trailing 49-44 at the 5:10 mark in the second half, Ferguson hit 3-point shots on three consecutive possessions. When the dust settled, Georgia College had a 53-51 advantage with 3:29 remaining.
The remainder of the contest became a free-throw battle, the Bobcats out-lasting the Bearcats to the finish. With the Bobcats down one and 26 seconds left, David Wagner got a steal that eventually turned into two free throws for Royal Thomas and a 55-54 lead.
Lander missed a three that wouldve given them a two-point advantage and the Bobcats hit another free throw for the 56-54 final.
Aarika Judge drained seven 3-pointers for 31 points to lead Landers women.
Keys went for 25 points, going 5-for-5 on 3-pointers and grabbing seven rebounds. Donley did her damage inside the arc, going 10-for-19.
The Bobcats outshot Lander 47-44 percent, but Lander had five more 3-pointers and 11 more rebounds.
Georgia College is a game behind North Georgia for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division.
The Bobcats will have senior day on Saturday with the women starting at 1:30 p.m.
Georgia College sweeps Fort Valley State
It was a tale of two different games Thursday as Georgia College softball swept Fort Valley State University 1-0 and 13-2 in non-conference softball.
Georgia College improved to 13-9.
Dani Gallucci and Kierra Thompson battled in a first-game pitchers duel. Gallucci gave up three singles in seven innings to get the win and improve to 3-3.
Georgia Colleges run came in the fourth, when Kristen Brooks RBI single scored Gallucci, who reached on an error. Brooks finished the game 2-for-3 with the RBI.
Game two was vastly different, the Bobcats busting open a 1-1 game with a 10-run third inning. In that inning, the Bobcats had nine hits.