Dayton, OH – Dayton vs. Georgia Tech was a match-up between two solid teams, The game was back and forth early on in the first half, but good three point shooting by Dayton created some separation taking an early 26-17 lead. Georgia Tech clawed their way back to cut the game to 26-23 with seven minutes left in the first half. Georgia Tech would never get much closer than that throughout the rest of the game, as Dayton rolled to a 75-61 victory.
Dyshawn Pierre was a big part of Dayton’s success, especially early in the first half, hitting his first three shots from beyond the arc. Pierre a 6’6 junior, is a very solid and scrappy wing player, he’s a good shooter that will shoot out to three point range, Pierre won’t wow anyone but he does many things well. He does a good job penetrating to the basket when he needs to, he takes long strides and does a good job creating space. Pierre played hard aggressive defense throughout the game and is a very good on ball defender. He had a huge impact on the game finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Jordan Sibert continues to show that he ia a very quality player. The senior guard uses his quickness to get to the paint seemingly at will. He finishes at the basket with ease, making shots from an array of angles. Sibert is also an outstanding shooter, he has a good mid-range game, and shoots the three point shot well, which is what makes him a tough cover. Defenders must respect his quickness, but if they give him too much room he will raise up and shoot. Sibert was the leading scorer in the game with a career high 24 points.
Marcus Georges-Hunt is a 6’5 guard for Georgia Tech. He is a very physical guard who likes to mix it up in the paint. He uses his physicality and broad shoulders to get into the lane. He does a good job around the rim helping out with rebounds from the guard position. Georges-Hunt was steady for the Yellow Jackets as their leading scorer with 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
Georgia Tech had an obvious size advantage against the Flyers, since Dayton’s two true big men Devon Scott and Jalen Robinson were both dismissed from the team. Although the Yellow Jackets out rebounded the Flyers 39-27 they were not able to capitalize on it as they missed on most of their second chance opportunities. Dayton used their speed and great outside shooting to cruise to an impressive victory. The Flyers shot 55.6 percent from behind the arc, hitting 10-of- 18 attempts. Dayton had control of the game for most of the second half. With the win the Flyers improve their record to 9-2, while Georgia Tech falls to 8-3 on the year.
Dayton will take the floor next on December 30th against Ole Miss while Georgia Tech will also be in action on December 30th against Charlotte.
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