The Trenton native set the GNTC record on 9-of-11 shooting from behind the arc in racking up 33 points in the victory. Patton previously held the record with six 3-pointers, set last year. The former Dade County standout also set the Bobcat record for most points in a half with 27 in the second half, breaking Kyle Wilson's old record of 25.
Sophomore point guard also Matt Woods tied his school record for most steals in a game with five, equaling the mark he originally set last year against Southern Crescent Tech. Add to that a monster block in the paint with little three minutes remaining in the game and Woods of the season.
Johnson University guards Tyler Griffin, Nick King, and Depew Chase went a combined 8-of-14 from three-point land. However, the hot streak from long-range would subside for Johnson University in the second half as Patton would go 7-for-9 from outside in the final twenty minutes.
A week-long home stand at the Rossville Athletic Complex kicks off for the Bobcats (7-10, 0-5) on Tuesday as they host Clayton State at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Georgia Northwestern hosts Macon State. GNTC will honor the college’s first-ever men’s basketball program and the five-year anniversary of their inaugural season at halftime.
In Friday's opener, freshman Emily Cole had her best game of the season with 10 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and a pair of steals, but it would be the 18 points of Johnson University’s Ashley Rawls though that would set the pace for a one-point win over the Lady Bobcats, 58-57.
GNTC sophomore forward Jessica Williams dropped in 13 points and cleaned the boards for 11 rebounds in the road loss.
Down three at the half, the Lady Bobcats would fight to gain a lead in the final 10 minutes, but foul trouble would force the road team to play with only four players for the final four minutes of the game.
Georgia Northwestern (2-13, 2-3) would fight to hold on to the lead until the final three seconds when a backdoor pass gave Johnson a lay-up to take the lead for good.
The Lady Cats are off until Jan. 31 when they will host Cleveland State (Tenn.) at the Winthrop-King Centre on the campus of Shorter University.