Lions Baseball Team Take on Augusta State

Posted by kmay | 02/16/2011 09:14 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions Baseball team will be taking on Augusta State University, today, February 16, 2011. 

The single, nine inning game is slated for 2:00 PM, and will take place at the Augusta State University athletic complex. 

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Lady Lions Pick Up Win on the Road!

Posted by kmay | 02/11/2011 02:57 AM

Tuscaloosa, AL- Senior Alice Holmes had misplaced her shot for a couple of games, including a game against her previous school, Tuskegee University, but she found it tonight,February 10, 2011 as the Lady Lions finally ended an eleven game losing streak.

The Lady Lions led a good portion of the contest, except for a brief period in the first half, when the Lady Tigers led by three points, but the Lady Lions were able to go into the locker room with a 23-20 lead.   The Lady Tigers also grabbed the lead 53-50 with 2:03 left in the second half of the game.

Senior Alice Holmes cocked her gun, and fired two shots: sophomore Antionette McPhail grabbed the rebound on the first shot, but a turnover by the Lady Lions put the ball back into Stillman’s court.  A foul by Shanee’ Butler, let the Lady Tigers keep the ball, but they missed from the charity stripe, and Lady Lion Brittany Pevey came up with the rebound. 

The ball was once again in the hands of Alice Holmes, who missed a layup,  and Stillman got the rebound,but Stillman turned the ball over again. The Lady Lions took advantage, and called a timeout.  Shanee’ Butler got Holmes the ball, and she fired and connected on a three pointer to tie the game with 43 seconds remaining.

Stillman wouldn’t be outdone, and Phyllice Eubanks somehow connected on a layup, to put the Lady Tigers up by two points.  Of course the ball is in Holmes’ hands at this point, but she missed, and sophomore Jasmine Faulkner grabbed the rebound with   21 seconds remaining.  The Lions worked the clock, and Faulkner connected on a three pointer with six seconds remaining, assisted by senior Shanee’ Butler, to give the Lady Lions a one point lead, and that was all she wrote in the 56-55 victory over the Lady Tigers.

Alice Holmes finished the game with 18 points, followed by freshman Baiesha Johnson with nine points, sophomore Jasmine Faulkner seven points, and Junior Brittany Pevey finished with six points.  Sophomore Michele Brown also finished the game with six points and eight rebounds to go along with four assist by Senior Shanee’ Butler.

With the win, the Lady Lions improve to 2-19 overall and 2-16 SIAC conference. 

The Lady Lions will be back in action, Saturday, February 12, 2011 as they host Morris College for the Paine College homecoming game.   The game will be held at T.W. Josey high school, and tip-off is set for 2:00 PM!

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Paine Lions Open 2011 Baseball Season

Posted by kmay | 02/1/2011 03:29 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions Baseball team open up their 2011 season today, February 1, 2011 on the Lions field on the campus of Paine College.

Coming off of a 17-30 season, the Lions look to put more wins in the win column this year.

William “Trae” Lariscy (pictured) will be the lone senior returning to the squad, along with four juniors, seven sophomores, and six freshmen. The Lions are coached by Pete Cardenas and assisted by Kenneth Bellamy.

Come out and support the Lions at 12 noon!


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Lions and Lady Lions Take on Tuskegee University Tigers

Posted by kmay | 01/31/2011 06:50 AM

Augusta, GA-   The Paine College men’s and women’s basketball team returns to action in Carter Gymnasium, today, January 31, 2011 to host Tuskegee University Tigers. Tip-off for the Lady Lions is set for 5:30 PM, with the Lions immediately following.

The Lady Lions enter the SIAC conference contest with an overall record 1-17; 1-14 SIAC Conference. Their opponents, the Lady Tigers enter with a 7-7 overall; 5-5 SIAC Conference record.

The Lions who ended their three game winning streak enter the contest 8-10 overall, and 8-9 SIAC Conference. The Tuskegee University Tigers currently hold the number four seed in the SIAC with a record of  9-6 overall; 9-4 SIAC.

Paine College students with valid I.D. will be admitted free, visiting students $5.00 with I.D., and general admission is $7.00.

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Lions and Lady Lions to Host Stillman College Tigers

Posted by kmay | 01/29/2011 00:41 AM

Augusta, GA-   The Paine College men’s and women’s basketball team returns to action in Carter Gymnasium, today, January 29, 2011 in an exciting double-header against Stillman College Tigers. Tip-off for the Lady Lions is set for 1:00 PM, with the Lions immediately following.

The Lady Lions enter the SIAC conference contest with an overall record 1-16; 1-13 SIAC Conference. Their opponents, the Lady Tigers enter with a 7-8 overall; 5-7 SIAC Conference record.

The Lions who are on a three game winning streak enter the contest 8-9 overall, and 8-8 SIAC Conference. The Stillman College Tigers currently hold the number one seed in the SIAC with a record of  12-4 overall; 11-3 SIAC.

Paine College students with valid I.D. will be admitted free, visiting students $5.00 with I.D., and general admission is $7.00.

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 Senior Shanee' Butler

Paine Lions Beat the Tigers

Posted by kmay | 01/26/2011 05:31 AM

Columbia, SC- Chris Hunt (pictured) scored 14 points in the first half, and also finished the game with 14 points, but his points were significant enough to help the Lions pull off a 71-69 win against the Tigers of Benedict College, January 25, 2011, in Columbia, SC.

The first half of the SIAC contest was quite somber for the Tigers, as the Lions went into the locker room with a nine point lead. The Lions connected on 10 of 12 from the charity stripe, and only had a total of four team fouls.  The Lions also took control of the boards, 25 to 16, to give them the advantage at halftime.

With the second 20:00 on the clock, the Lions came out and scored the first five points of the half, including a three pointer by Mario Jordan with only 15 seconds off of the clock. The Lions continued to build their momentum, and did not look back.

The Lions never gave the Tigers the lead, but Benedict continued to go to inside players, and managed to chip away at the lead and tie the game (67-67) each after the Tigers’ center, Marcus Goode connected on two free-throws with 1:53 remaining on the clock.

The Lions got the ball, and Tony Baker connected on a jumper to give the Lions a two point lead (69-67).  Once again Marcus Goode for the Tigers got the ball, and connected on a lay-up to tie the game with less than 20 seconds remaining on the clock.  The Lions got the ball, and everyone in the arena knew that with the ball in Geno Green’s hands that he would connect on his signature jump shot and the Lions would regain the lead again (71-69) with 0.9 seconds remaining on the clock.   With that shot, Green finished the game with12 points and 10 rebounds.

Miraculously, with only 0.9 seconds remaining, and the ball under the Lion’s goal, the Tigers were able to inbound the ball, catch the ball, dribble the ball, and get a shot off that could have potentially tied the game for overtime play.

Good defense and offense by the Lions helped secure the win, and improve their overall record to 8-9; 8-8 in SIAC competition.

Marcus Goode led the way for the Tigers (9-5; 9-3 SIAC) with 21 points.

The Lions return to action Saturday, January 29, as they host Stillman College Tigers in Carter Gymnasium on the campus of Paine College. Game time is scheduled for 3:00 PM.

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Athletics Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Ronnie O. Spry Resigns

Posted by kmay | 01/24/2011 16:09 PM

Augusta, GA- An emotional afternoon in Carter Gymnasium, Monday January 24, 2011, as Athletics Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ronnie O. Spry resigned from both positions after almost 31 years of service.

Coach Spry stated “I made the resignation because I felt like it was in the best interest of my family and Paine College.  I wanted to put closure to it.”

Coach Spry, a native of Paducah, Kentucky came to Paine College in 1980 from St. Catherine's Junior College, where he also served as Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach. During his tenure at Paine College, he has received numerous awards, participated in numerous community events, and has built a solid foundation in athletics.

In 31 years, Coach Spry has won three SIAC Championships,  was SIAC coach of the year six times, and boast an overall career record of 514-403.

Associate Director of Athletics Selina B. Kohn and Head Women’s Volleyball Coach will serve as Interim Director of Athletics and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Jimmy Link will serve as Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach.

The department of athletics would like to say thank you,  Coach Spry for all that you have done for Paine College Athletics.  Your works have not and will not go unnoticed!


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Lions Pull off Close Win

Posted by kmay | 01/21/2011 13:09 PM

It must be Carter Gymnasium!  After coming off of a three game road swing, and losing each game to Fort Valley State University (53-63), Albany State University (63-64), and Morehouse (72-78), it appeared that the Lions might let this one slip away too.  Well the Lions decided they had a trick for the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College, and overcame a nine point deficit with 1:40 seconds remaining to add another win to their record, Thursday January 20, 2011 in Carter Gymnasium.

A free throw shot by LeMoyne-Owen’s Chris Brown gave the Magicians the nine point lead, but the Lions would not stop.

Junior Chris Hunt connected on a jumper to cut the lead to seven, a turnover by the Magicians, and then Mario Jordan connected on a big three-pointer. Now the lead is four, when Magicians Calvin Stoudemire fouled Chris Hunt, who went to the free-throw line connected on two freebies, and the lead was cut to two.  And who would think it, déjà vu; Stoudemire fouled Chris Hunt again, but this time Hunt missed both free-throws.

The Magicians get the ball with 15 seconds remaining, and of course the Lions were able to get a quick foul. AJ Nance, who finished the game with 17 points, hit both of his free-throws to give the Magicians a 75-79 lead, despite taunts by the Lions most loyal supporters.

With 15 seconds remaining, freshman Preston Hodge (pictured) took the ball down the court, and connected on a big three pointer, and now the Lions are down by one (78-79), but the Magicians ran out of tricks, turned the ball over.   Thomas Broughton connected on a two point basket, got fouled, made the free throw to give the Lions their first lead of the second half (81-79) and ultimately the win of the SIAC contest.

Four Lions scored double digit pints in the 81-79 victory, including Mario Jordan with 22 points, Tony Baker 19 points, Thomas Broughton 15 points, and Chris Hunt 12 points.

The Magicians were led by David McKinnie who finished with 21 points. 

With the win, the Lions improve to 6-9; 6-8 SIAC and the Magicians fall to 3-12; 3-9 SIAC.

The Lions will host Miles College Bears, Saturday, January 22, 2011 immediately following the Lady Lions who will tip-off with the Lady Bears of Miles College at 1:00 PM.

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Paine Lions and Lady Lions Return Home for Basketball Action

Posted by kmay | 01/20/2011 04:55 AM

Augusta, GA-   The Paine College men’s and women’s basketball team returns to action in Carter Gymnasium, today, January 20, 2011 in an exciting double-header against LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians. Tip-off for the Lady Lions is set for 5:30 PM, with the Lions immediately following.

The Lady Lions enter the SIAC conference contest with an overall record 1-13; 1-10 SIAC Conference. Their opponents, the Lady Magicians enter with a 4-10 overall; 4-7 SIAC Conference record.
The Lady Lions return home after losing on a two game road swing to Fort valley State University (45-61) and Albany State University (59-79).

The Lions return to action after losing three on the road including Fort Valley State University (53-63), Albany State University (63-64), and Morehouse College (72-78).  With the defeats, the Lions’ enter the contest with a 5-9 overall and 5-8 SIAC record.  The Magicians enter with a 3-11 overall; 3-8 SIAC Conference records.

With the return to Carter Gymnasium, both the Lions and Lady Lions will try for a much needed win.

Paine College students with valid I.D. will be admitted free, visiting students $5.00 with I.D., and general admission is $7.00.

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Lions Extinguish the Dragons in Overtime

Posted by kmay | 01/10/2011 22:01 PM

Augusta, GA-  Inclement weather didn’t stop the Lions from roaring, but it did put out the fire for the Lane College Dragons.

The Paine College Lions returned to the win column, Monday, January 10, 2011 after losing 87-94 to Kentucky State University in double overtime Saturday, January 8, 2011.  Having to play an extra five minutes to get the win, the Lions put out the fire of the Lane College Dragons 74-71 and wrapped up another SIAC conference win.

Senior Thomas Broughton (pictured) scored a career and season high 24 points to lead all scorers in the second half of the double-header contest.  With 2:32 remaining in regulation, the Dragons had a six point lead over the Lions.  Senior Anthony Ogunleye connected on the second of two free throws, to give the Dragons the ball.   A missed jumper by the Dragons, a rebound, turnover, and block all by Paine’s Geno Green and a rebound by Sophomore Mario Jordan allowed the Lions to get the ball back.  With the ball in our court, Thomas Broughton connected on a big three pointer to bring the Lions within two points (54-56).

The Lions and Dragons continued to go back and forth, and then a jumper and foul shot by Geno Green tied the game at 58 each to send the game into overtime. 

The Lions jumped out and scored the first four points in overtime, and then a three pointer by Lane’s Nick Jones cut the lead to one.  The Lions kept shooting, building the lead, and holding the lead, 70-63, until Pierre Robertson and James Edmond both connected on back-to-back three pointers, making the score 70-69.

The Lions were not fazed by the big shots and kept pressing forward even after a turnover by the Lions, which could have given the Dragons the chance to take the lead with  46 seconds remaining in overtime.  Mario Jordan got back on defense, came up with a big block which kept the Dragons from scoring.

In the end, the Lions shot 31.4% from the field, 30 % from the three-point arc, and 87.8% from the free-throw line for the game. Mario Jordan scored 17 points; Geno Green ended the night with 10 points, six rebounds, and five blocks.  Christopher Hunt also added nine points and eight rebounds to help the Lions capture the win.

Lane College Dragons (2-7; 1-7 SIAC) had four players to score in double digits, and were led by Emmanuel Cheers with 18 points.

With the win, the Lions improve to 5-6 overall and 5-5 SIAC record.

The Lions return to action, Thursday, January 13, 2011 as they travel to Fort Valley, Georgia to take on the Wildcats of Fort Valley State University with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 PM.

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