Harris scores 1,000th point as Georgia College men’s hoops stays undefeated

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (GC ATHLETICS) – It took a near-Herculean effort from senior Terrell Harris (Indiantown, Florida) but the Georgia College men’s basketball team (3-0) got past Anderson University (1-2) 69-66 in the Bobcat home opener at the Centennial Center Wednesday night.

Harris had 19 of his 28 points in the second half, including 10 in the final 2:19 to bring the Bobcats to victory. Classmate Ryan Blumenthal (Acworth) iced the game from the free-throw line, hitting all four of his attempts in the final 30 seconds to keep Anderson at arm’s length.

Harris went 10-for-15 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from long range, finishing with his third massive game of the young season. Harris has games of 29, 32 and 28 in his first three contests. He added nine rebounds and seven assists, leading the Bobcats in both of those categories as well.

Senior Dwight Anderson (Minneapolis, Minnesota) was 4-for-6 from three-point range, finishing with 16 points, a season-best. He added five boards. Blumenthal finished with a season-high 11 points, including 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. He had five rebounds and three assists as well.

Classmate Rio McMillian (Chicago Heights, Illinois) was active off the bench, tallying eight points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

The Bobcats out-shot Anderson 40 percent (22-55) to 33 percent (18-54) from the field, and won the rebounding battle 44-37. Anderson kept it close by going to the line, taking 11 more than Georgia College (33-22). Randall Shaw led the Trojans with 26 points, including 11-of-12 from the charity stripe.

With a layup at the 7:30 mark in the second half, Harris became the 14th member of the 1,000-point club for Georgia College men’s basketball. Harris now stands at 1,012, positioned 74 behind 13th place in Stan Lynn (1988-90). Harris scored 452 as a sophomore, added 471 as a junior and has netted 89 already this young season.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m., playing host to Albany State University.

Previous articleMacon-Bibb starts new trash pick up in January
Next articleSam is your Cat of the Week
(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!