Colin Slotter, a sophomore from Marietta, scored a team-high 24 points to lead Georgia Southwestern to a 74-65 win against Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday.
MONTEAVALLO, Ala. — The Georgia Southwestern men’s basketball team moved to 5-0 with a 74-65 win against Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday in the second day of the Coca-Cola Classic.
The win comes one day after the No. 18 nationally ranked Hurricanes defeated North Alabama.
Colin Slotter was a bright spot in a spotty offensive performance by the Hurricanes. The sophomore from Marietta had 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
He was supported by Phillip Brown, who tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.
GSW struggled to find prolonged consistency on both ends of the floor. They shot 53.3 percent from the field and 61.2 percent (26-for-42) from the charity stripe and forced 19 turnovers. The Canes also had 14 turnovers to only 13 assists. Coach Mike Leeder and company could never completely put the game out of reach despite holding PBA to 41.4 percent shooting.
The Sailfish had 15 offensive rebounds and out-rebounded the Hurricanes 38-32.
GSW is back in action Tuesday when the Hurricanes host the University of West Florida Argonauts.
LADY HURRICANES 50, LADY RAMS 48: Adrian Randall scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball team to a 50-48 victory against Albany State on Saturday in Columbus.
GSW jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never trailed to improve to 6-0.
The Lady Hurricanes and Lady Rams came out firing in the first half, scoring a combined 73 points.
However, defense ruled in the second half as the teams combined for just 25 points.
Also scoring in double figures for the Lady Hurricanes, who led 41-32 at halftime, was Terra Branch, who had 12 points.
Albany State was led by Symone Wilkerson, who had 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Also for the Lady Rams, Breanna Fields had 10 points and three rebounds, April Thomas had nine points and two rebounds and Kourtney Alexander had seven points and two rebounds.
Georgia Southwestern outrebounded the undersized Lady Rams, 40-31, while both teams struggled to shoot the ball.
Albany State shot 32.7 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from the free throw line, while Georgia Southwestern shot 38.2 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the free throw line.
The loss dropped the Lady Rams’ record to 0-2. Albany State, which opened up its season with a 68-57 loss to Valdosta State, plays again Thursday at LeMoyne-Owen College.
Georgia Southwestern plays again in Columbus today against Fort Valley State.
The Lady Hurricanes will then be at home against Truett-McConnell on Wednesday at 6 p.m.