The Tale of Two Halves

Posted by kmay | 12/3/2010 16:12 PM

Story written by: Dwayne Dyke, Jr. Freshman Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism Major

Augusta, GA- The” Lion’s Den” was packed with 1,000 plus fans, for this NCAA Division II inner city showdown. The Paine College Lions who entered the contest with 1-2 overall record hosted the (4-0) Jaguars of Augusta State University, December 2, 2010 in Carter Gymnasium.

In their home opener, the Lions showed glimpses of greatness. They showed that they can play up-tempo, pedal to the metal controlled basketball, and they also showed they are a very young team with a tremendous upside.

After an emotional start, senior guard Thomas Broughton came out firing on all cylinders, scoring the Lions first five points and finishing the contest with 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

The Lions were standing toe to toe with the undefeated Jaguars, and this sea-saw battle went back and forth throughout the first half. The change of pace came late in the first half when Paine’s Geno Green came down with his second foul of the game.  With no true inside presence ASU started focusing on going into the paint more with their offense. Having three 6’7 players and a 6’10 center doesn't hurt either.  ASU shot 80% from the free throw line and went to the charity stripe 14 times in the second half.  The Lions went 13-18 and shot 72.2% from the line.

When you can effectively penetrate an opponent’s defense good things happen. The Lions showed this in the second half but had to overcome a nine point halftime deficit .They just couldn't heat up their shooting, and shot a chilling 40% from the field.  With the Jags sixth man spark off the bench Caleb Brown, the game began to get out of reach quick .He lead the way with 11 points and just 2 rebounds shy of a double- double.

Although the Lions led the category of blocks with five to one, the Jags out rebounded the Lions 40 to 31.

These Lions are very exciting and energetic this season, and the season has just started. Fans should expect to see the maturing and evolution of a young team. With the 39-59  loss, the Lions fall to 1-3 overall record and (1-2) in SIAC.

The Lions are off until December 17, 2010 as they travel to Memphis, TN to face LeMoyne-Owen Magicians, and they return home in the New Year to host Clark Atlanta University January 1, 2011, with tip-off scheduled for 3:00 PM.

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Edited by: Kimberly May

 

 

 

 

 


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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Paine Lions Travel to Morehouse College

Posted by kmay | 01/3/2010 13:38 PM

Augusta,GA-  The Paine College Lions will be facing SIAC Conference opponent Morehouse College Tigers (0-5;0-3 SIAC), Monday, January 4, 2010 at Forbes Arena in Atlanta,Georgia.

The Lions (3-6; 3-3 SIAC) look to rebound from a loss against Clark Atlanta University Panthers on Saturday, January 2, 2010.

Tip-off between the Tigers and Lions is scheduled for 7:30 PM.  Admission is free. (Pictured: Junior Guard, Thomas Broughton)