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Gordon men reach triple digits

Saturday the Highlanders hosted the Barons from Brewton Parker in a game that was completely lop-sided from tip-off. The Highlanders took the lead and never let up defeating the Barons 100-68. It was evident from warm-ups that the Highlanders were a favorite to leave Alumni Memorial Hall with the win, based solely on the size advantage that the ‘landers had over the opponent. The Highlanders scoring was led by freshman enter, Daveion Zellner. Daveion, a nearby native of Forsyth, had another of his double-doubles on the year scoring 27 points and adding an impressive 15 rebounds. Sophomore guard Lamar Elston also pitched in with a 19-point performance of his own. Other key players Saturday included freshman Byron Simmons and sophomores Willie Woodard and Gray McNeeley. The win Saturday ended a six game losing streak for the Highlanders with all six loses coming in the thick of conference play. After starting the season 9-4 the men have fallen under the radar and now sit with a record of 10-12 with just over a month before the GJCAA Tournament begins. Some of the ‘landers struggles can be credited to the injury of their star guard Pete Driver. Driver plans to be in the lineup in the very near future with hopes to give his team a much needed spark heading into the home stretch of the schedule. Aside from the early conference struggles second year coach Israel Ingle has done a superb job with the men’s basketball program. Coach Ingle has the team on a noticeable incline as his young players sit just below .500 on the season. If all goes as planned coach Ingle looks to finish with another winning season as he did his first year here in Barnesville. More importantly coach Ingle is looking to make a strong playoff push, and with every team in the conference making the tourney coach Ingle seems very optimistic about his chances. This Wednesday the Highlanders will welcome Georgia Perimeter College. The game has revenge riding on it, as well as a key first conference with to jumpstart a postseason run. Tip-off is at 7:30pm and the boy will surely look to have a large crowd on hand. Editors Note: The preceding article was written by Gordon student, Josh Brown.

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