Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Basketball: Panthers surge late in the game

Georgia State's R.J. Hunter put up a game-high 27 points on 10-of-23 shooting, as the Panthers claimed an 85-70 win over Western in the second round of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

Rhett Harrelson totaled 21 points for the Cats, and Torrion Brummitt finished with 15 points. James Sinclair total of 14 was well below his seasonal average.

Harrelson hit a three pointer with a little over 6 minutes to play. putting the Catamounts into a 64-64 tie.  The Panthers then reeled off eight in a row over the next two minutes. Harrelson then hit two from the line and Georgia State responded with 10 more, leading 82-66 with 1:43 to play.

The Cats will play their final game in the tournament on Wednesday, as they meet Chicago State at 4:30 pm and the chance to finish up 2-1 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

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