The East Georgia State College Bobcats remain undefeated behind the strong play of Jordan Johnson in their 75-72 win over Atlanta Metro pushing them to 9-0 and 3-0 in the conference.
The game was extremely close throughout, including being tied at the half 37-37. It was a nice even matchup with Saiquan Terry matching Johnson every step of the way as both really found their three-point range early and continued to take the big shots.
In the end though, It was Johnson’s four clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds that allowed the Bobcats to preserve the win. He ended up with 20 points, one rebound, seven assists, and four steals in the game.
One of the biggest differences in the game has been the one stat that has carried over throughout the season as the Bobcats were able to get 15 steals, along with forcing other turnovers, while only turning it over nine times. That’s a recipe for success that the team has carried all year as they are averaging 14.2 steals (which is ninth most in country) and 13.7 turnovers per game.
Brian Pearson was a force down low for the Bobcats, making all of his shots to the tune of seven points, eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals. He got a lot of help from D.J. Felder, who scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, and a steal.
Trey Hagood continued his strong overall play this season with 14 points, three rebounds, seven assists, five steals, and a block. Larry Bullock played well on the defensive side and gave the Bobcats five points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal.
Despite the strong play from the starters, it may have been Jon Blair that stole the show with three thunderous drunks in the second half, scoring all of his six points. He also added one assist and a steal.
The Bobcats next games will be at home against conference foe Georgia Highlands before Christmas break. Winning the game would continue to give the Bobcats the best start in the program’s young history, and help them keep pace with Chattahoochee Tech at the top of the conference standings.