Paine Basketball to host LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians

Posted by kmay | 12/29/2009 06:31 AM

Augusta, GA- After a short break, the Lions and Lady Lions will return to action to host SIAC conference opponent LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians, Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in Carter Gymnasium. The SIAC Conference match-up is the first meeting of the 2009-10 season for the Lions and Magicians.

The Lady Lions will tip-off against the Lady Magicians(3-4;2-2 SIAC) at 5:30 PM.   The Lady Lions (2-4; 1-2 SIAC) return to action after losing to Voorhees College (52-59), December 12, 2009. 

The Lions (2-4; 2-1 SIAC) return to action following a 67-78 loss to Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina December 19, 2009.  Jump-ball for the Lions and Magicians (3-2;2-2 SIAC) is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Paine College Lions and Lady Lions will be back in action for a New Year’s Eve contest against Miles College Bears in Carter Gymnasium.  Jump-ball for the Lady Lions is scheduled for 1:00 PM, followed by the Lions, with game-time slated for 3:00 PM.  (Pictured: Junior Guard Anthony Ogunleye)

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Paine Lions and Lady Lions Return the Favor

Posted by kmay | 11/21/2009 18:05 PM

Orangeburg, SC- “The Big Payback” is a tune by Dr. James Brown, and this year the Lions and Lady Lions of Paine College returned the favor to the Panthers and Pantherettes of Claflin University by spoiling their homecoming. Just last year, the Lions and Lady Lions lost to Claflin University on their homecoming.

In part one of the doubleheader and SIAC conference matchup, junior guard Shanee’ Butler scored 16 points leading the way for the Lady Lions of Paine College in a 62-55 win over Claflin University Saturday, November 21, 2009 in Edward L. Tullis Arena. Freshman forward/guard Antoinette McPhail (pictured) also scored a career high 12 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks for the Lady Lions (1-1; 1-0 SIAC) in the victory over the Pantherettes.  The freshman from Darlington, SC opened the game with a long-range three pointer from the wing assisted by senior guard Tiffany Beverly.  Senior transfer, Areyal LaDeatte, racked up on the boards grabbing a game high 13.

Later in the afternoon, the Lions (1-0; 1-0 SIAC) would not be out done, and handed the Panthers their first loss of the season.   Four Lions scored double digit points, including senior guard, Julian English who started the season off in customary fashion scoring 26 points.  Sophomore guard Geno Green scored 15 points and rejected four of the Panthers shots.  Senior Najee Tolbert and freshman Mario Jordan chipped in 11 points each in the 70-59 win. 

Lashaundra Barron led the way for the Pantherettes with 18 points, and Eric Salley scored 13 points to lead the way for the Panthers.

The Lions and Lady Lions will be back in action hosting the Dragons of Lane College Saturday, November 28, 2009 in Carter Gymnasium.  Tip-off for the Lady Lions is slated for 1:00 PM, with jump-ball for the Lions to follow at 3:00 PM.

Ticket prices for each home contest are $10 for adults and $5 for students with I.D.

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Julian English Named to SIAC Pre-Season All-Conference Team

Posted by kmay | 11/18/2009 19:02 PM

Tucker,GA- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its Pre-season All-Conference Basketball Teams Tuesday, November 17, 2009, and Senior Guard Julian English (Pictured) was selected as a member of the 2009-2010 Men’s First Team. 

Since joining the ranks as a Lion in 2006, Julian has been known by SIAC opponents as “shooter” given that he has made shooting behind the 3-point arc appear effortless. Being the first man off the bench each season, Julian is just 64 points shy of 1,000 career points.   As a freshman, Julian played in 17 games and averaged 11 points, sophomore year 28 games averaging 14 points.  As a junior in the 2008-2009 season, Julian was leading scorer for the Lions scoring 352 points in 26 games, averaging 13 points.

English is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, a 2006 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School, and is currently majoring in Business Management.

The All Conference teams consist of players from 13 SIAC schools including: Albany State University, Benedict College, Clark Atlanta University, Claflin University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Stillman College, and Tuskegee University.  The first and second team members were chosen by the SIAC Men’s Basketball Coaches Association.

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Lady Lions Open Season at Voorhees College

Posted by kmay | 11/18/2009 15:00 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Basketball Team will open the 2009-2010 campaign on the road as they pay a visit to the Lady Tigers of Voorhees College in Denmark, SC at 6:00 PM Thursday, November 19, 2009.

The Lady Lions return seven players from the 2008-09 squad, including  from last year’s team is Junior Shanee’ Butler (5’5, Guard, Gary, IN) one of the team’s top returners.  She finished the previous season averaging 11 points per game, dishing out 84 assist, and shooting 77% from the free throw line.   Also returning to this year’s squad are Tiffany Beverly (5’5, Guard, San Pedro, CA), Kenita Harold (5’6, Guard, Ypsilanti, MI) and Natoria Rowland (5’4, Guard, Marion, LA) returns to the scene after rehabbing from a knee injury during the 2008-09 season to round out the seniors.  Juniors Sherita Rayford (5’11, Forward/Guard, Columbus, GA), Terria Davis (5’8, Forward, Detroit, MI) and Sophomores Brittany Pevey (5’9, Forward, Milwaukee, WI) and Jamecia Davis (5’4, Guard, Birmingham, AL). Four freshmen and one transfer finalize the 2009-10 Lady Lions “hoop” squad.

Under the helm of Coach Terence Palmer and Assistant Coach Kisha Lucette, the Lady Lions are looking to improve their 6-21 overall record from last year.  The Lady Lions will open SIAC conference play, Saturday, November 21, 2009 as they take on Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC at 1:00 PM.

The Lady Lions will step on their home court, Thursday, November 28, 2009 as they host Lane College in Carter Gymnasium with tip-off scheduled for 1:00 PM.  

Admission prices for home contest are $10 for adults and $5 for students with I.D.


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