The Georgian Grizzlies men's basketball team played their first home game of the 2016/17 OCAA regular season against the Loyalist Lancers on Friday night at the Georgian Athletic Centre.
The game between the two division rivals was played at a very high pace and came down to the wire.
Georgian closed the gap late to get within six points but the Lancers were able to hold on for a 76-65 win.
In the end it was the second quarter that killed the Grizzlies as they were outscored 23-12 and they were unable to eliminate that deficit the rest of the way.
Connor Laronde battled hard for Georgian, never leaving the court and scoring a game-high 25 points while also adding seven rebounds and three assists.
The Grizzlies won't have long to lick their wounds as they will be back in action on Saturday afternoon as they host the St. Lawrence – Kingston Vikings at the Georgian Athletic Centre at 3 p.m.