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Jackets Get Back on Track With 92-52 Win Over Centenary

Dec. 18, 2006

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ATLANTA (AP) – Freshman Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 21 points and led Georgia Tech’s 3-point attack as the Yellow Jackets beat Centenary 92-52 on Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak.

Georgia Tech pushed the lead to double figures for good less than 7 minutes into the game and kept pulling away on the strength of its 13-for-27 3-point shooting.

Young, who made 3 of 6 3-point shots, had six rebounds and six assists. Another freshman, point guard Javaris Crittenton, made 4 of 7 3-point shots and scored 14 points.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt benched freshman center Zach Peacock in favor of junior Ra’Sean Dickey. Neither big man was a major factor. Dickey had four points with four rebounds; Peacock had five points and three rebounds.

Centenary usually had no player on the floor taller than 6-foot-6 forward Larry Logan, and Hewitt countered by at times fielding a small lineup.

Tech’s small lineup played big.

Lewis Clinch and Anthony Morrow each had 14 points, most on outside shooting. Crittenton overcame six first-half turnovers to finish with five assists.

Alexander Starr led Centenary (4-7) with 17 points. Bryan Baumann added 9. Tyrone Hamilton, who leads the Gentlemen with 14.8 points per game, scored only six points on 1-for-10 shooting from the field.

Tech led 53-25 at halftime and had the lead over 40 points late in the game.

Centenary, which made only 1 of 18 3-point shots in a 68-40 loss to SMU on Saturday, was only 3-for-13 on 3-pointers against Tech. Centenary suffered its third straight loss.

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