SIAC Basketball names Mario Jordan Player of the Week

Posted by ncarter | 01/3/2012 05:40 AM

ATLANTA—Paine College junior Mario Jordan and Lane College junior Brittany Peters have been named SIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Players of the Week, respectively, while Paine College freshman Kedric Taylor has been named SIAC Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week and Clark Atlanta University freshman Denisea Law has been named SIAC Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week.

Jordan, a native of Sandersville, GA, averaged 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in two games, earning his second player of the week honor this season. Defensively, the 5-11, 165-pound guard also averaged 3.5 steals, including a game-high five in a win over Clark Atlanta, while also averaging 2.5 assists per game to help lead the Lions to a 2-0 record for the week which also includes a win over conference-foe Miles. Jordan and the Lions currently sit atop the SIAC with a 5-0 record in conference play.

Peters, a native of Columbus, OH, had 23 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in her first game as a Lady Dragon. Defensively, the 5-7 guard also totaled two steals and one block in their only game of the week, a 75-73 loss to Kentucky State.

Taylor, a native of Orlando, FL, had a big week for the Lions, averaging 15 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and a block in two games. The 6-0, 175-pound freshman, who attended Evans High School, recorded his first career triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in an 82-67 win over Miles.

Law, a native of Miami, FL, had 13 points and four rebounds for the Lady Panthers. The 5-7 freshman guard, who attended Northwestern High School, also had one assist and one steal while helping Clark Atlanta to a 72-63 win over Paine to move to 2-1 in the SIAC.

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Freshman Lead Lions to Victory

Posted by kmay | 01/5/2010 08:39 AM

Atlanta, GA- Freshman Mario Jordan(pictured) scored a career high 24 points, hitting five three pointers to lead all scorers in the conference match-up between Paine College Lions and Morehouse College Maroon Tigers Monday, January 4, 2010 at Forbes Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  

With the win, the Lions improve to 4-6 overall, and 4-3 in the SIAC.

Curtravious Smith put the Lions on the board by connecting on two free-throws, and shortly following, Mario Jordan put up three of his 24 points to put the Lions up 5-1.

The Lions and Tigers continued to trade baskets, and went into the locker-room with the Lions up 36-33.

In addition to Jordan scoring double-digit points, Junior Thomas Broughton scored 15 points and Sophomore Geno Green scored 13 points in the 69-66 victory over the Tigers.

Jelani Figures posted a double-double for the Maroon Tigers (0-6; 0-4 SIAC), scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

The Lions will be on the road for a two game tour against conference opponents, Kentucky State University, Saturday, January 9, 2010 and then to Lane College Monday, January 11, 2010.

The Lions will be back in action in Carter Gymnasium Thursday, January 14, 2010 as they host Fort Valley State University.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

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