Men's Basketball Falls at Georgia Tech
Monday, December 18, 2006

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Alexander Starr led the Gents
with 17 points against Georgia Tech

ATLANTA -- The No. 2 offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference proved its worth Monday, as Georgia Tech (7-3) earned a 92-52 win over the Centenary men’s basketball team (4-7) at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Four players scored in double figures for the Yellow Jackets Monday.

Averaging 84.3 points per game, Georgia Tech exploded to its largest margin of victory thus far this season.

Led by freshman phenom Thaddeus Young, who led all players with 21 points, Georgia Tech took a 28-point lead into the locker room at the half, shooting 58.3 percent in the first half and owning a seven-to-zero advantage over the Gents from the three-point line in the first half.

Centenary could not recover from such a large deficit in the second half, losing its third-straight game.

In handing Centenary its largest loss of the season, the Yellow Jackets held a superior advantage both on the boards and in the paint, outrebounding the Gents 40-25 and shooting almost 50 percent from the three-point line for the game.

The Yellow Jackets commanded the run of play from the opening tip, taking an 11-point lead after a three by junior guard Anthony Morrow with 13:36 left in the first half. Tech would not surrender the double-digit lead following Morrow’s three, showing balanced scoring and hitting timely shots.

Following the half, the Gents could not make up any ground early, still trailing by 28 points following the first media timeout. The Yellow Jackets would have an answer to every Centenary basket early in the second half, snapping a two-game losing streak with Monday’s win.

Hitting 9-of-16 shots, Young also added six assists to his 21 points, standing as the fourth-leading freshman scorer in the highly-respected ACC. Joining Young in double figures, Lewis Clinch, Javaris Crittenton, along with Morrow all had 14 points with Crittenton and Morrow each hitting four three’s in the game.

Senior forward Alexander Starr (Dallas/Paris JC) led the Gents with 17 points, going 7-for-10 from the floor.

For the game, Centenary shot 37.8 percent from the floor, compared to 55.4 percent for Georgia Tech.

Looking to break its current losing streak, Centenary hosts Louisiana Tech at the CenturyTel Center Thursday at 7 p.m.

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