Nov. 6, 2005
ATLANTA – Zam Fredrick, Anthony Morrow, Alade Aminu and Lewis Clinch all scored in double figures as Georgia Tech stung Augusta State, 96-57, in Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon in an exhibition game. The Yellow Jackets will open the regular season against UNC-Asheville on Friday, Nov. 18, in AMC.
“I knew at this point we’d be able to score, but there are some things, defensively, we really have to clean up before we play our first game,” said head coach Paul Hewitt. “We have a good opportunity next Saturday to play another scrimmage (closed to the public). I’m very anxious about seeing what we can do then.”
Fredrick, a sophomore from St. Matthews, S.C., led the Jackets with 19 points and four assists, replacing first round NBA draft pick Jarrett Jack at the point guard position. Morrow, a sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., added 17 points for Tech on 6-of-10 shooting, including hitting 5-of-8 three-point field goals.
Aminu, a freshman from Stone Mountain, Ga., scored 15 points for Tech, converting 6-of-8 field goals, and grabbed seven rebounds for the Jackets. Clinch was the final Yellow Jacket to reach double figures, tallying 10 points in the game.
“One thing I feel good about with this basketball team, is if we get good shots, we’re going to score baskets. But it’s tough to get momentum when you’re not getting stops.”
The Yellow Jackets caused 20 turnovers in the game, as Clinch swiped four and Fredrick caused three. Tech held the Jaguars to 29 percent shooting in the game, and made 59.6 percent of its own attempts, including 11 of 19 from three-point range.
Augusta State took a 3-1 lead 42 seconds into the game, but the Yellow Jackets went on a 21-5 run to take command in the game and run to a 46-25 lead at the half. The Jackets shot 55.6 percent (15-27) from the floor, including converting 5-of-10 three-point field goals and holding the Jaguars 23.3 percent (7-30) from the floor.
Tech outscored the Jaguars 50-32 in the second half, including a 27-8 start in the half during the first 7:47 to pull away from Augusta State.
Tyrekus Bowman and Dean Brebner led the Jaguars in the game with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Bowman grabbed seven rebounds to lead Augusta State on the glass, while Brebner had six rebounds.