Rossville, G.A. - The men's basketball team traveled to Rossville, GA to take on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Bobcats. The Owls came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, jumping out to a 24-8 lead on the Bobcats, and never looked back.
Taking a 30-21 lead into the half, the Owls kicked off the second half creating chaos for the Bobcats and converting off of forced turnovers. The Owls pushed the lead to 27 before the final horn sounded, and the Owls came out victorious with a final score of 85-58.
"It was great to see us bounce back from such an emotional loss on Wednesday and really have fun playing the game of basketball," stated head coach Anthony Barringer.
Senior forward Kenrick Nesbit led the Owls in scoring with 21 points, followed by freshman guard Jordan Gant, who finished with 20 points. Sophomore guard Devin Davis recorded a double-double, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds.With this win the Owls finish the season 11-19 and will finish ranked in the top 15 in the USCAA for the sixth consecutive year.
"This year definitely did not go the way that we expected it to go, and we will miss the playoffs for the first time in five years, but these young men really got it together during the second half of the season, February in particular, and made a good run at getting to the national tournament. As a staff will look at where we lacked this year and go back to square one. The great thing moving forward is that we figured out how to win down the stretch and finished the season with a win, sending our seniors out the right way and preparing our underclassmen for a big postseason and summer. Special thanks to everyone who supported us throughout the year. We will be back, reloaded, and creating chaos next season, pushing to get back to the national tournament!"