After falling to the Bryan College JV team, 86-53, back on Jan. 9, the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats were ready for the rematch back in Rossville on Monday night.
After trailing at halftime, the Bobcats rallied to take the lead in the second half. However, they couldn't hold on to it as the Lions hit four late free throws to pull out a 73-66 victory.
Bryan (5-7) led 33-27 at intermission, but Georgia Northwestern (3-13) would open the second half on a 9-1 run, using back-to-back baskets to take a 36-34 lead with 17 minutes to play.
The Bobcats were able to hang on to the lead until the 4:41 mark when Bryan regained a 57-56 advantage and they would stretch that lead out to six with 1:12 to play.
Davantae Kimble would hit a 3-pointer with 29 seconds left, cutting the Lions' lead down to 69-66. But the Bobcats would be forced to foul and the Lions would hit their shots down the stretch to pick up the victory.
Kenyon Mills had 28 points for Bryan, while Desmond Sales added 14.
J.T. Langford scored 20 points, marking the second straight game that the former North Murray product has gone over the 20-point mark. Jay Wideman had 17 points, followed by Daniel Parrish with nine and Kimble with eight. Tyler Phillips had seven points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Cole McKeehan added five points.
The Bobcats will be back at home on Saturday as they face Emory-Oxford at 5 p.m. for Rec League Night at the Rossville Athletic Center.