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.


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)

Lady Lions Pick Up Win, Lions Not So Lucky

Posted by kmay | 01/2/2010 17:03 PM

Atlanta, GA- Senior, Areyal LaDeatte scored 22 points and 19 rebounds in a conference match-up against Clark Atlanta University, Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.  Freshman Jasmine Faulkner scored a career high 18 points in the 67-64 win over the Pantherettes.

In addition to leading the Lady Lions in the win, LaDeatte and Faulkner were the only two players for Paine to score points in the first half, being up on the Pantherettes 30-22.

The Pantherettes outscored the Lady Lions 42-37 in the second half, but their efforts came up short.

Freshman Antionette McPhail scored 10 points for the Lady Lions, and Junior Sherita Rayford grabbed 10 boards.   With the win, the Lady Lions’ record improves to 3-5 overall, and 2-4 in the SIAC. 

Jonae Prince-Coleman led the way for the Pantherettes (0-8; 0-4 SIAC) with 18 points.


In the second half of the double-header against the Clark Atlanta University Panthers, the Lions came up short. Three Lions scored in double-digits, but to no avail.

Senior Julian English led the way for the Lions with 16 points, Sophomore Geno Green dropped 12 points, and Senior Marcus McDaniel added 11 points in the 48-56 loss. 

With the loss, the Lions fall to 3-6 overall, and 3-3 in the conference.

Najee Lane led the way for the Panthers with 12 points.

Paine College Lions will be in action, Monday, January 4, 2009 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia with tip-off schedule for 7:30 PM.

The Lions and Lady Lions will be traveling to Frankfort, Kentucky to play Kentucky State University, Saturday, January 9, 2010, and then to Jackson, Tennessee, Monday, January 11, 2010 to face Lane College Dragons.





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)


Basketball Season Tickets for Sale

Posted by kmay | 12/11/2009 07:08 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions and Lady Lions Basketball Teams would like your continued support by purchasing a season ticket!  Season tickets are now on sale for $100.  With the purchase of a season ticket, admission will be granted to all 2009-2010 home basketball contests including Homecoming!

For additional information, please contact Director of Athletics Ronnie O. Spry (706)-396-7599 or email


Lions Travel to Voorhees College

Posted by kmay | 12/5/2009 12:12 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions will travel to Denmark, SC Saturday, December 05, 2009 to face Voorhees College in a non-conference matchup.

The Lions(2-2; 2-1 SIAC) who are Coached by 30 year veteran Ronnie O. Spry (pictured) look to rebound from a 31 point loss to Augusta State University (85-54), Thursday, December 3, 2009.  Coach Spry is assisted by Willie Adams ’96, Carlos McNair ’03, and Hoover Johnson.

Tip-off time for the game has changed from 7:30 PM and is slated for 7:00 PM. 

The Lions will be back in action, December 19, 2009 as they travel to Newberry, SC to face Newberry College.  Tip-off time is scheduled for 4:00 PM.


Lady Lions Win by One

Posted by kmay | 12/3/2009 18:46 PM

Augusta, GA- January 4, 2003, was the last time the Lady Lions walked away from the Paine College-Augusta State University basketball match-up with a win.  The 2002-2003 Lady Lions walked away with just a one point advantage (39-38) over the Lady Jaguars, but a win is a win.

The 2009-2010 Lady Lions pulled together to come away with a one point win (59-58) over the Lady Jaguars  Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Senior Areyal LaDeatte (pictured) and Junior Terria Davis put the Lady Lions on their shoulders, and went to work, as they both recorded double-double stats.  LaDeatte led the Lady Lions (2-3; 1-2 SIAC) with 18 points, 12 rebounds, followed by Davis with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Lions shot 50 percent in the first half, and went into the locker-room with a 35-24 lead over the Lady Jaguars, but the Jaguars fought back in the second half, and with 3:17 left, led the contest 55-53.  Junior Shanee’ Butler put the Lady Lions back in front (56-55) after connecting with a three-pointer.

To return the favor, a lay-up by Augusta State’s Wanetta Carlisle put the Lady Jaguars back up 58-57.  LaDeatte and the Lady Lions would not be outdone, so they answered back with a lay-up to cling to the lead, and win the game 59-58. 

Wanetta Carlisle scored a team high 21 points for the Lady Jaguars.

The Lady Lions will return to action Saturday, December 12, 2009 as they host Voorhees College at 1:00 PM in Carter Gymnasium.


Lions and Lady Lions Face Cross-town Rival

Posted by kmay | 12/2/2009 18:38 PM

Augusta, GA- For several years now, Paine College and Augusta State University fans look forward to the Lions  and the Jaguars meeting for a "friendly" competition.  This "friendly" competition will take place Thursday, December 3, 2009 in Christenberry Fieldhouse Arena on Wrightsboro Road. 

The Lady Lions and Lady Jaguars will tip-off at 5:30 PM, followed by the Lions and Jaguars at 7:30 PM. 

Senior Lion Guard Julian English (pictured) looks to score 8 points to record his 1000th career point in this contest.

Paine College Alumni are asked to follow the Lady Lions and Lions across town to show your continued support. Admission prices are $7 for general admission, $5 for students with ID, and children are free.




Paine Lady Lions and Lions to Host Kentucky State University

Posted by kmay | 11/30/2009 01:29 AM

Augusta, GA—The Paine College Lady Lions and Lions basketball teams will be hosting Kentucky State University Monday, November 30, 2009  in Carter Gymnasium.

Tip-off for the Lady Lions (1-2; 1-1 SIAC) is scheduled for 5:30 PM, and jump-ball for the Lions (1-1; 1-1 SIAC) to follow at 7:30 PM.

This will be the first meeting for the SIAC Conference opponents for the 2009-10 season.

Admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for  visiting students with I. D.  Season tickets can also be purchased for $100.

Paine College students are admitted free with valid I.D.



Lady Lions fall to Lane College Lady Dragons

Posted by kmay | 11/28/2009 20:13 PM

Augusta, GA- Sophomore Brittany Pevey (pictured) dropped 16 points, and grabbed 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t   enough, as the Lady Lions lost, 75-94 to the Lady Dragons of Lane College, Saturday, November 28, 2009 in Carter Gymnasium. 

The Lady Lions ended the first half with a 16 point deficit (36-40), as the Lady Dragons took advantage, and scored 26 points off of turnovers.  The Lady Dragons held on to a double-digit lead, and led by as many as 27 points in the second half (42-69) with 10 minutes to go. 

Also scoring double-digits were freshman Jasmine Faulkner who scored 15 points, and senior Tiffany Beverly added 10 points as the Lady Lions fall to 1-2; 1-1 SIAC on the season.

Five Lady Dragons (1-1; 1-0 SIAC) scored double digit points, including Rakelle Riley who led the Lady Dragons with 27 points.

The Lady Lions will be back in action, Monday, November 30, 2009 as they host the Thorobrettes of Kentucky State University in Carter Gymnasium.  Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 PM, admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students with I.D.