Georgia Tech Too Strong for Gents
Saturday, December 22, 2007

ATLANTA, Ga.--Lewis Clinch and Maurice Miller each scored 13 points and Anthony Morrow added 11 as Georgia Tech discarded Centenary 86-41 Saturday. The Gents played without leading scorer Tyrone Hamilton (17.4 points), who was suspended for disciplinary reasons.

Tech (5-5) had played only two previous games at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, losing to UNC-Greensboro in its season-opener, 83-74, and on Tuesday night to No. 3 Kansas, 71-66.

 

The Yellow Jackets played 13 players and 12 scored at least two points.

Miller scored all of his points in the second half, hitting on four of six shots, including three of four 3-point goals.

 

Tech shot 48 percent (30-of-62) from the field, hitting 11 of 27 from 3-point land.

 

Justin Glenn led Centenary (7-6) with 10 points and nine rebounds. Nick Stallings scored nine points and Chase Adams added eight in the loss.

 

The Yellow Jackets broke the game open outscoring Centenary 17-3 to open the second half for a 58-26 lead as Morrow scored seven points and Gani Lawal added five.

 

Tech led 41-23 at the half with Clinch scoring 10 points for the Yellow Jackets.

 

The Yellow Jackets biggest lead of the opening half was 24 points at 33-9 with 7:34 left before intermission as Centenary hit on only 3 of its first 16 shots.

 

The Gents managed to hit four consecutive three-pointers, the last by Stallings to get within 34-21 with 5:02 left in the half. But Clinch hit a trifecta and Alade Aminu and Jeremis Smith added baskets for the 18-point halftime margin.

 

Centenary will next face the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu on Dec. 30.