Rebounding Records Fall As Bobcats Win In Overtime, 90-83

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - by Scott Herpst

Georgia Northwestern (3-12)

Langford 23, Phillips 23, Wideman 14, Parrish 13, Autry 12, Smith 4, McKeehan 1

Georgia Highlands Diamonds (N/A)

Davis 39, Curry 15, Carlson 10, Harper 7, Thomas 6, Smith 5, Weems 1, Nkengfack, Puryear

A 10-game losing streak finally came to an end on Saturday afternoon as Georgia Northwestern needed overtime to outlast the Georgia Highlands Diamonds, 90-83, on the final day of the Dennis Spruell Classic at Oxford College of Emory in Covington.

The Diamonds stormed out to a 19-4 lead just five minutes into the contest, but the Bobcats (3-12) would answer with a 13-0 run to slice the deficit down to two.

Georgia Highlands would respond with 3-pointers from Felton Davis and Isaiah Carlson to keep the Bobcats at arm's-length and they would maintain the lead into intermission.

The Bobcats, however, would battle back to knot the game at 45 apiece with 14:40 remaining and the back-and-forth affair would see seven lead changes down the stretch before the game went into overtime.

Georgia Northwestern would quickly take the lead in the extra session and dominated in the final five minutes to pick up the win.

It was a record-setting performance on the glass by a pair of Bobcats. Tyler Phillips, who tied the previous school-record with 17 rebounds in a game versus Warren Wilson College earlier this season, set a new high-water mark with 21 boards on Saturday, while teammate Traydal Autry pulled down 19 rebounds, putting him second on the all-time single-game list.

Phillips and teammate J.T. Langford torched the nets for 23 points apiece in the win, while Jay Wideman had 14 points and 11 rebounds to complete his own double-double. Daniel Parrish added 13 points and six assists, while Autry also chipped in with 12 points.

Davis led all scorers with 39 points for the Diamonds.

Both the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats will be back at home in the Rossville Athletic Center on Monday to take on the junior varsity teams from Bryan College. The women's game will start at 5 p.m. with the men's game to follow.

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