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.