By RENALDO DORSETT
THE rambling wreck of Georgia Tech made their debut at the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s Summer of Thunder in dominating fashion.
The visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets topped the Atlantis All-Stars 101-60 in the first game of a double header at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium last night.
Charles Mitchell led Georgia Tech with 28 points and 10 rebounds, Quinton Stephens scored 17, Corey Heyward added 13, Ben Lammers posted a near double double with nine points and a game high 14 rebounds and Josh Heath chipped in with 10.
Livingston Munnings led Atlantis with 24 points and eight rebounds while Gamaliel Rose and Michael Bain Jr each finished with eight points.
The All-Stars opened with the first four points of the game, but Tech would put the game out of reach almost immediately with 22 unanswered points. They eventually took a 20-point lead on a pair of free throws from Lammers to make the score 32-12 with just under a minute left to play in the first quarter.
Tech shot a blistering 75 per cent in the first quarter ended route to the lead.
The All-Stars had a brief flurry in the second, sparked by Bain’s steal and fastbreak dunk.
Munnings followed with a dunk of his own to make the score 36-20 early in the second.
The Yellow Jackets’ lead would reach as much as 30 and they took a 57-27 lead into the half. They took an 86-43 lead into the fourth quarter and the lead reached 40 for the first time.
Georgia Tech will complete their Bahamas Tour with games on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. They will also participate in a community service project on their first international trip since 1991.