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Paradise not kind to Spiders

by Matt Lincoln

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The weather may have been warm in the Bahamas, but Richmond's offense was cold in their showdown with Georgia Tech. Iman Shumpert scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half as the Yellow Jackets topped the Spiders 67-54 Saturday in the "Battle At Atlantis."

Shumpert dominated the first half en route to a 25-24 Yellow Jackets lead at the break, but had only three points in the second half as Georgia Tech (6-4) pulled away.

Justin Harper had 15 points to lead Richmond, which was trying for its second-best start in 76 years.

Richmond led briefly at 36-34, then the Yellow Jackets went on a 12-2 run, capped by a Kammeon Holsey jumper.

The Spiders (8-3) cut it to 49-44 with 6:12 left, but could get no closer.

Maurice Miller scored nine of his 11 points after the break and Mfon Udofia had eight of his nine for Georgia Tech.

Shumpert's only field-goal attempt in the second half was a missed 3-pointer. He made two free throws with 6:27 to go and a foul shot with 23 seconds left.

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