The Chargers took 29 game conference winning streak at home into the game and a 16 point lead in to halftime but the Bobcats of East Georgia State found a way to get the game to overtime and come away with a 83-86 win at the buzzer. The Chargers traded baskets with the Bobcats throughout the first half till the Chargers took their first double-digit lead 34-24 at 4:29 mark remaining in the first half and extended the lead to 16, 46-30 at the half.
The Chargers opened the second half extending the lead to as many as 18 points but the Bobcats turned the tide outscoring the Chargers 44-28 in the second half. East Georgia tied the game at 74 with 7.0 seconds left in regulation, GHC had a chance to win but the Chargers shot fell short and we headed to overtime.
Both teams traded baskets in overtime with the Chargers taking a 81-79 lead with 1:05 remainin but the Bobcats answered with a 3 pointer to go up 82-81. the Chargers DeMarcus Addie's floater in the lame tied the game at 83. East Georgia State took the ball in and drove the length of the floor and hit a 3 pointer as the buzzer sounded to take the win.
" We just did not have our "A" game today, and it showed. Tariq jenkins hit a big shot to win, I give him all the credit," said Charger head coach Phil Gaffney.
The Chargers were led by DeMarcus Addie with 24 points, and 12 rebounds, Khalyl watters with 16 points, TaJuan Johnson with 15 points, and Jermiah Buford with 12 points. The Chargers 18-8, 12-2 travel to Central Georgia Tech on Wednesday.