With a 72-68 win Feb. 19 against Gordon College in Barnesville, the East Georgia College men’s basketball team earned the Georgia College Athletic Association Conference title and home-court advantage in the GCAA playoffs.
The top-seeded Bobcats, who have four players from Liberty County, will host Central Georgia Technical College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swainsboro.
According to EGC’s website, the Bobcats had the best season of the programs’ history with a 27-2 overall mark and 19-1 conference record. The team finished the regular season Saturday with a 72-56 home win over Waycross
Against Gordon College, former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders Jordan Johnson and D.J. Felder led the pack by scoring 20 and 10 points, respectively. Johnson also had three steals and four assists, while Felder nabbed nine rebounds. Former Bradwell Institute Tiger Jalen Watson added four points, three rebounds and two assists.
Against Waycross, Johnson was held to six points but still managed five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Felder had 12 points, 10 rebounds and two steals. Watson contributed five rebounds, while former BI teammate Jon Blair added two rebounds.