Patriots fall despite 59 points from Matthews and Hill

Patriots fall despite 59 points from Matthews and Hill

 

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – For the second consecutive road game, the Francis Marion University duo of junior forward Keith Matthews and sophomore center Winston Hill combined for more than 50 points, but Georgia College rallied over the final 15:33 to grab a 90-79 win, Wednesday night (Feb. 19) in Peach Belt Conference men's basketball play.

Francis Marion will conclude its three-game road swing with a 3:30 p.m. contest at Lander University on Saturday afternoon.  FMU will play its final home game (Senior Night) on Feb. 26 when local-rival UNC Pembroke visits the Smith University Center for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

Matthews poured in 31 points on 13-of-18 shooting and grabbed six rebounds, while Hill scored 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting and hauled down 13 rebounds.  The pair combined for 55 points and 29 rebounds last Saturday at Clayton State University.

FMU freshman Ja'Lil Robinson chipped in seven points.

Jordan Thomas and Justin Cave led Georgia College with 31 and 24 points respectively.

Francis Marion shot a season-best 57.7 percent from the floor, including 10-of-18 from behind the three-point arc, and the Patriots made 9-of-13 free throws.

 

02/19/20 7:30 pm at Milledgeville, GA (Centennial Center)
GEORGIA COLLEGE 90, FRANCIS MARION 79
FRANCIS MARION (4-20,3-14 Peach)
Keith Matthews 13-18 2-3 31; Winston Hill 9-17 7-10 28; Ja'Lil Robinson 3-5
0-0 7; Alex Cox 2-5 0-0 5; Trey Jones 1-4 0-0 3; Jaquez Smith 1-1 0-0 3;
Jamal Edmonson 1-1 0-0 2; Loginn Norton 0-0 0-0 0; Gabriel Dickerson 0-1 0-0
0. Totals 30-52 9-13 79.
GEORGIA COLLEGE (11-14,8-9 Peach)
Jordan Thomas 9-17 7-10 31; Justin Cave 7-13 4-4 24; Wesley Simpson 1-7 6-6
8; Chris Parks 3-4 1-2 7; Christian Koneman 2-3 2-3 7; Brandon Thomas 2-4
0-0 5; Austin Deckard 1-3 0-0 3; Austin Sloan 1-1 1-2 3; AJ James 0-0 1-2 1;
Richard Crawford 0-2 1-2 1; Hunter Norman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 23-31 90.
Francis Marion................   45   34  -   79
Georgia College...............   36   54  -   90
3-point goals--Francis Marion 10-18 (Winston Hill 3-4; Keith Matthews 3-5;
Alex Cox 1-3; Ja'Lil Robinson 1-2; Jaquez Smith 1-1; Trey Jones 1-2; Gabriel
Dickerson 0-1), Georgia College 15-27 (Jordan Thomas 6-9; Justin Cave 6-10;
Christian Koneman 1-1; Brandon Thomas 1-1; Austin Deckard 1-2; Richard
Crawford 0-1; Hunter Norman 0-1; Wesley Simpson 0-2). Fouled out--Francis
Marion-Jaquez Smith; Gabriel Dickerson, Georgia College-None.
Rebounds--Francis Marion 27 (Winston Hill 13), Georgia College 28 (Brandon
Thomas 6). Assists--Francis Marion 15 (Jaquez Smith 4; Winston Hill 4),
Georgia College 17 (Justin Cave 5). Total fouls--Francis Marion 23, Georgia
College 16. Technical fouls--Francis Marion-Jaquez Smith; Winston Hill. A-300