After a nearly one-month holiday lay-off, the Georgia Northwestern men's basketball team returned to the court on Friday night, facing an international opponent for the first time in the program's 10-year history.
Playing in the Florida College Invitational in Temple Terrace, Fla., the Bobcats got lost the battle on the boards and fell to the College of the Bahamas, 66-50.
Neither team could find an offensive rhythm in the first half. Georgia Northwestern shot just 28 percent from the floor, while C.O.B. was only marginally better (35 percent).
The scoring picked up in the second half and the Bobcats managed to pull within five points of the lead, 39-34, with 13:30 to play. However, the island boys drained a pair of 3-pointers to key a decisive run that gave them control of the game.
C.O.B. also controlled the glass, outrebounding Georgia Northwestern, 49-19, on the evening.
Darrius Fugh had eight points, five rebounds and a block, while Demonte Parker also had eight points in the loss. Micah Wheeler finished with seven points and Daniel Parrish had six points and four assists.
Georgia Northwestern (4-5 overall) will face the host school - Florida College - at 6 p.m. tonight in the final game of the tournament.