AMERICUS - The 21st-ranked Georgia Southwestern men's basketball team opened its 2011-12 season with a convincing 78-46 victory over Trinity Baptist on Tuesday evening in the Storm Dome.
GSW opened the night with an 8-0 run and led Trinity by as many as 20 points (34-14) before the halftime break. The Hurricanes biggest lead came in the second half when the margin ballooned to 36 (76-40).
The Blue & Gold shot a sizzling 60.4 percent (32 of 53) from the floor, while holding Trinity to 30.9 percent on 17 of 55 shooting. GSW outrebounded the Tigers 44-21.
Phillip Brown led the Hurricanes with 25 points. Brown connected on 12 of 15 from the floor and pulled down six rebounds. Milos Kleut hit all six of his shots and connected on both attempts from the free throw line to add 14 points. Colin Slotter dished a game-high six assists.
Taylor Harmon scored 14 for Trinity and Zach Shank chipped in 12.
In a game where the 'Canes led wire to wire, the main story ended up being Evan Mobley who made school history by joining the 1,000-point club after his eight-point performance.
Mobley, a four-year starter for the Hurricanes, entered Tuesday evening's contest with 995 career points. Mobley broke the magic mark with 5:45 remaining in the game. He tacked on a 3-pointer two minutes later before exiting the ballgame.
Southwestern (1-0) travels to West Florida on Saturday for a 3 p.m. showdown with the Argonauts.