Lions and Lady Lions Host Kentucky State University

Posted by kmay | 01/7/2011 02:58 AM

Augusta,GA- The Paine College Lions and Lady Lions will be hosting the Thorobreds of Kentucky State Univeristy, Saturday, January 8, 2011 in Carter Gymnasium.

Tip-off for the Lady Lions is set for 1:00 PM, followed by the Lions jump-ball at 3:00 PM.

Admission is $7.00 for general admission, and Paine College students free with valid ID.



Senior Guard Lifts Paine

Posted by kmay | 01/6/2011 20:33 PM

Story by Chris Gay-Sports Writer for Augusta Chronicle

Augusta,GA-With the game on the line, Paine senior guard Thomas Broughton knew what he had to do.

"I didn't want to lose," he said. "I wanted to take it upon myself to take it to the basket."

Broughton scored five points in the final minute Wednesday night and the Lions held on for a 67-64 win over Claflin at Carter Gym.

With the game tied at 57, Paine acting head coach Jimmy Link told his team to attack the basket. Broughton drove the lane for a layup, got fouled and then converted the three-point play with 50 seconds remaining. Later, Broughton swished a pair of free throws as part of his team-high 17 points to give the Lions a three-point cushion.

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference leading scorer Eric Salley, who entered with a 26.3 average, scored points with pinball-like precision down the stretch. Salley, who scored 22 of his game-high 37 points in the second half, scored 11 in the final three minutes. In the waning moments, Claflin needed a game-tying 3, but Salley's attempt from the right wing missed off the rim.

"That guy is too good to be stopped," Link said. "He's a one-man show."

Paine played its fifth game without head coach Ron Spry, who last saw action when the Lions played host to Augusta State on Dec. 2. Spry was placed on indefinite administrative leave from the school, and his status won't be determined until next week at the earliest, Paine vice president of institutional advancement Brandon Brown said before the game.

The 30-year-old Link has had no communication with Spry since he was disciplined, but he said he looks forward to talking to him again soon and is hopeful for his return to the sideline.
"I love him. I miss him," said Link, who is 3-2 since he took the program's reins. "Until he gets back, we have to win."

Paine avenged a season-opening overtime loss at Claflin. The Lions opened the game down 13-2 but climbed back to trail by one at intermission. Paine went on an 18-4 run just after halftime to build a sizable advantage. De'Andre Pettigrew canned a 3-pointer from the corner to cap the spurt and give the Lions a 48-35 lead.

"They've really bought in," said Link, who asked his team at halftime to attack the basket more. "They want to win


Paine Lady Lion Baiesha Johnson SIAC Newcomer of the Week

Posted by kmay | 01/4/2011 20:00 PM

Augusta, GA- Freshman forward Baiesha Johnson has been chosen as SIAC newcomer of the week.  Johnson, a native of Brunswick, GA stats for the week included 19 points, four assists, eight steals, two blocks, and six rebounds in two games played against Miles College and Clark Atlanta University.

Johnson’s career high 11 points and 5 steals were recorded, December 30, 2010 against Miles College in Birmingham, AL.

Come check out Baiesha and the Lady Lions out, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 as they host Claflin Univerisity at 5:30 PM in Carter Gymnasium.

Congratulations Baiesha, thank you for your hard work, and continue to play hard!


Lions to Host Morehouse College

Posted by kmay | 01/2/2011 22:50 PM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lions will host the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College, Monday, January 03, 2011 at 7:30 PM in Carter Gymnasium.

The Lions are looking to bounce back from a 57-65 loss to SIAC conference opponent Clark Atlanta University, Saturday, January 1, 2010.  Geno Green(pictured) led the way for the Lions with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the contest.

The Lions enter the contest with a 2-5 overall record and 2-4 SIAC.  The Maroon Tigers enter the contest with a 1-4 overall record, and 1-2 SIAC record.

Admission for the contest is $7.00 general admission, and Paine College students free with valid I.D.



Lady Lions Get First Win of Season

Posted by kmay | 01/1/2011 22:38 PM

Augusta, GA- After going winless for the first part of the 2010-2011 season, the Lady Lions kept pressing toward the mark and picked up their first win, on the first day of the New Year in Carter Gymnasium!

Junior, forward Brittany Pevey(pictured) scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead the way in the 60-58 win over the Lady Panthers of Clark Atlanta University. Pevey, who posted her first double-double of the season scored 10 points in the first half.  Sophomore forward, Antionette McPhail came up just one point shy of posting a double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing a season high 16 rebounds.

Sophomore Michele Brown played the majority of the game, and converted on a basket to give the Lady Lions a 40-33 lead.  Brown also connected on 5 of 6 from the free-throw line, scoring a total of seven points for the game. Freshman Baiesha Johnson played 37 minutes, scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and picked the Lady Panthers for three steals as well.

The Lady Lions went into the locker-rooms down by one point (22-23), but came back out and fought 'til the end.  The Lady Lions and Lady Panthers went back and forth, tying the game six times, but Senior guard Shanee’ Butler took the leadership role at the end of the game, and continued to drive to the basket, get fouled, and connect at the charity stripe.

The Lady Panthers were led by Conisha Hicks, who score 19 points.

With the win, the Lady Lions overall record is 1-8 and 1-5 SIAC.  The Lady Lions will be back in action, as they host the Panthers of Claflin University, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in the first half of a doubleheader, with jump-ball at 5:30 PM.


Lady Lions Lose to Lady Magicians

Posted by kmay | 12/17/2010 21:52 PM

Memphis, TN- Alice Holmes scored 25 points, while Antionette McPhail posted her third double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds as Paine College Lady Lions fell to LeMoyne-Owen College Lady Magicians, in a conference women’s basketball game in the Jerry Johnson arena, in Memphis, TN, Friday, December 17, 2010.  

Paine College (0-7; 0-5 SIAC) opened up the contest with a three point bucket by Holmes (pictured).  The Lady Lions and Lady Magicians played a close contest for most of the first half, but Paine went into the locker room at the half with an eight point deficit 35-43.

In the second half, the Lady Magicians continued to build the lead, eventually being up by as many as 14, just seven minutes in. The Lady Lions managed to pull within five points, with 6:37 remaining, but could not maintain, and eventually the Lady Magicians were up by 10points.

Michele Brown scored six points, and grabbed nine rebounds for the Lady Lions in the 61-72 loss.

Monique Reed and Ryan Herd led for the Lady Magicians both scoring 11 points each.

Paine College will return to action and close out the 2010 calendar year December 30th as they visit the Golden Bears of Miles College, with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 PM.


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.


Edited by: Kimberly May






Lions Beat the Dragons

Posted by kmay | 11/28/2010 00:05 AM

Jackson, TN- Three Lions scored in double figures against the Lane College Dragons, Saturday November 27, 2010 as the Lions picked up their first win of the 2010-2011 season.

Senior guard Thomas Broughton (pictured) led all scorers for the Lions with 15 points; followed by sophomore Mario Jordan with 14 points, and junior Geno Green added 10 points and seven rebounds in the 61-57 victory.

Freshman Marshall McFadden made an impressive showing, with seven points, three steals, and three assist for the Lions.

The Lions shot 39.3% in the first half, converting 11 of 28 field goals, 35% second half and a total of 37.5% for the game. 

With the win, the Lions improve to 1-1; 1-1 SIAC, and will take on Kentucky State University, Monday, November 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM in Frankfort, KY.


Lady Lions Drops One to Lane

Posted by kmay | 11/27/2010 20:08 PM

Jackson, TN-  The Paine College Lady Lions traveled to Jackson, TN, to face Lane College Lady Dragons, Saturday, November 27, 2010.  Freshman guard, Baiesha Johnson posted the first points of the competition with a tip from sophomore forward, Antionette McPhail as the Lady Lions gained possession of the jump-ball. The Lady Dragons converted on three baskets, making the score 7-2.  Gaining momentum, the Lady Dragons maintained the lead, and with 9:26 left in the first half, the score was 22-6.

The Lady Lions kept pressing forward, and a layup and foul shot by sophomore Michele Brown helped the Lady Lions continue to cut the Lady Dragons’  lead, and go into the locker rooms down by just six points (24-30). 

Coming out at the half, the Lady Lions, Antionette McPhail scored six straight points to tie the game 30-30, including two buckets, and two foul shots, before the Lady Dragons were able to score in the second half. 

A three pointer from Alice Holmes brought the Lady Lions within one point, then a steal by freshman Hint Denson led to a jumper by Antionette McPhail, and the Lady Lions took the lead(37-36) for the first time in the game since the jump ball in the first half.  The Lady Lions were able to maintain the lead until the 11:00 mark, and a layup by Lane’s Terryn Offiong gave them the lead (47-46) and the Lady Lions would not recover to close out the game.

Head Coach Willie Adams says  “we have got to learn to play with the lead, without the lead, and close out the games.”

The Lady Lions were led Alice Holmes, with 16 points, Antionette McPhail (pictured) posted her second double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and Jasmine Faulkner added 9 points in her first debut of the 2010-2011 season.

With the 58-64 loss , the Lady Lions fall to 0-3;0-2 SIAC on the season. The Lady Lions will be face Kentucky State University, Monday, November 29, 2010 in Frankfort, KY, with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 PM.


Lady Lions Basketball Open 2010-2011 Season

Posted by kmay | 11/15/2010 01:47 AM

Augusta, GA-  The Paine College Lady Lions will open up their 2010-2011 basketball  season, Monday, November 15, 2010 as they travel to Denmark South Carolina to take on Voorhees College at 6:00 PM. 

This season should be a new adventure, as Coach Willie Adams makes his debut as Head Women’s basketball coach, after coaching 14 seasons as assistant men’s basketball coach.  Assisting Adams will be Kisha Lucette and Alfred Beard.

Returning to the line-up for the Lady Lions include one senior, guard Shanee’ Butler, one junior, forward Brittany Pevey, four sophomores: guards Jasmine Faulkner and Skkyiesha Bing, forward/guard Antionette McPhail, and forward, Michelle Brown.  The Lady Lions have five newcomers: freshman guards, Hint Denson and Baiesha Johnson, freshman center, Tyra Jackson, and two transfer guards, junior Kiara Farley and senior Alice Holmes.   Senior Terria Davis will be sitting out to nurse an injury for the first part of the season.

The Lady Lions closed out the 2009-2010 season with a loss in the SIAC basketball tournament, falling to Stillman College 50-65, and ending with a 6-20 overall record, 5-17 SIAC conference record.

The Lady Lions will open conference play, Saturday November 20, 2010 as they travel to Orangeburg, SC to take on Claflin University. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 PM.


Pictured: 12-Sophomore Jasmine Faulkner (Left) and 32- Sophomore Antionette McPhail (Right)

Photo Courtesy of Oscar Daniel Photography