Lions and Lady Lions Wrap-up 2010-2011 Season

Posted by kmay | 02/22/2011 12:07 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions and Lions will end their regular season for 2010-11, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 as they face Tuskegee University in a double-header.

The Lady Lions will enter the contest with an overall 3-22 record, and 2-19 conference record.

Tip-off for the women’s contest is set for 5:30 PM CST on the campus of Tuskegee University, in Tuskegee, AL.

The Paine College Lions will take to the court and face the Golden Tigers immediately following the women’s contest.  The Lions currently hold a 10-15 overall record, and 9-14 SIAC record.

The Lions and Lady Lions will head to the SIAC basketball tournament which will be held in Atlanta, GA on the campuses of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, with opening rounds beginning March 2, 2011 and games played thru March 5, 2011.

For more information on the SIAC tournament, visit www.thesiac.com.

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Senior Basketball Players to be Honored

Posted by kmay | 02/18/2011 17:07 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions Department of Athletics will honor senior basketball players during Senior Day, Saturday, February 19, 2011 at T.W. Josey High School. The game which matches the Tigers of Benedict College against the Paine College Lions will serve as the final home basketball game for the 2010-2011 season. 

The game tips-off at 1PM, as the Lady Lions and Lady Tigers take to the court.  The seniors will be honored between the women’s and men’s game, and the Lions and Tigers will jump-ball immediately after the recognition.  “Our senior student-athletes will perform in the final home game of their collegiate careers, so we just want to offer a small token of our appreciation for all of their hard work on and off the court” said Selina B. Kohn, interim director of athletics.

Tickets for contest are $7.00 for adults, visiting students with I.D. $5.00, and Paine Students are free with valid I.D. Please come out and show your support, and wear Purple and White!

For more information, call the Paine College Athletics Department at 706-945-1367.

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  L-R: Anthony Ogunleye, Daniel Walden, Thomas Broughton

 L-R: Brittany Smiley, Shanee' Butler, Alice Holmes

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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Former Paine College president among Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted by ncarter | 02/8/2011 10:53 AM

 (Augusta, GA) - On Saturday, February 12, 2011 Paine College will host its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Breakfast. The breakfast will be held in the Candler Memorial Library Building at 8:00 a.m. The cost of attendance is $20.

This year’s inductees include: Joseph Tinsley ’96, Willie Adams ‘96, Richard Williams, Selina Kohn and Dr. William Harris, ‘66. Paine expects to welcome hundreds of alumni, their families and friends, and other supporters to its 129th Homecoming Celebration. This year's weeklong celebration, which is entitled “There’s No Place Like Home” will be held on the campus and various venues throughout the city of Augusta. The homecoming celebration will begin Sunday, February 6, 2011 and end Sunday, February 13, 2011. 
 
"I am delighted to invite everyone to back to Paine," said Dr. George C. Bradley. "We are very excited about this year’s celebration. We look forward to providing opportunities for our alumni and their families and friends to renew old ties and make new ones, to reminisce about their time at Paine, and to reconnect with their alma mater in meaningful ways."

This year’s homecoming celebration will include the 30th Annual Conference on the Black Experience, 129th Founders Day Convocation, Annual Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Basketball Game, Comedy Show, Greek Step Show, 11th Annual Scholarship Masked Ball, and Gospel Explosion.

Please visit www.paine.edu/homecoming for event details and ticket prices.

For more information, call the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706-396-7591 or contact Ms. Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu.

Paine College welcomes Herman Belton as Head Men's Golf Coach

Posted by ncarter | 02/4/2011 08:24 AM

(Augusta, GA)-- Paine College announced the appointment of Mr. Herman Belton, Jr. as Head Golf Coach and Jones Creek Golf Club as the new home of the Paine College Golf Team.

"I am ecstatic to be here at Paine College and truly committed to growing the program as well as developing the overall performance of the young men of the  Paine College Golf team.

Paine College Golf team captain, Wes Dollar mirrors the new coach's enthusiasm. "Our new coach is excited about being here and we are excited to have him aboard. Being at Jones Creek has given us access to facilities and equipment to help our game as a whole. They've really welcomed us and made this feel truly like home," Dollar said.

The golf team will now utilize Jones Creek Golf Club as their official home facility. "We are delighted to enter in partnership with Paine College for the purpose of enhancing the golf program and giving the players a great facility to practice and call home. THe golf tournament that we host here certainly was the beginning of discussions got the ball rolling to get the team here, not just once a year," Gregg Hemann, Director of Operations at Jones Creek Club.

About Coach Belton

Belton is a native of Camden, South Carolina, Herman entered the US Navy after graduating from Camden High School.  Shortly after completion of his military tour of duty, which included stops in France, Spain, Italy, South America and Great Britain, Herman entered Benedict College (Columbia, SC) as a non-traditional student.  There, he majored in Criminal Justice and had dual minors in Religion and Philosophy.  And, it was there that he also was a stand-out player on the College’s Golf Team.  In May, 2001, Herman graduated from Benedict College, receiving the Bachelor of Science degree.

His first coaching job was at his alma mater – Benedict College.  Coach Belton served as Head Golf Coach for the combined men and women’s golf teams.  Under his golfing tenure, Benedict College was elevated to the distinction of National Minority Division II Collegiate Champions, 2004. After taking over the South Carolina State Men team Coach Belton won the Hall of Fame Golf Tournament 2009 in Atlanta his second tournament out. He went on to have a player to win the PGA Minority Tournament in Division1 that same year and nearly breaking the course record.

From 2006-2009, Coach Belton served as the Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at South Carolina State University.  In just one year, he led the Women’s Golf Team to their first ever first-place win and facilitated their invitation to participate in the National Minority Collegiate Championship Tournament.

Coach Belton firmly believes that all persons have strengths and skills that can be developed when applied in a positive manner.  To Coach Belton, he perceives the game of golf as being one of the most positive manners, thus believing that all persons can play golf even if they never get a chance to visit a golf course.

In his visions entitled, Golf 4 U, a comprehensive concept which uses the elements of golf as the basic indicator to eliminate and reduce negative stressors, Golf N U was created by Coach Belton to teach students how to effectively communicate and interact with others – regardless of their societal position.

Determined to serve as a role model to youth – especially the at-risk and disenfranchised – Coach Belton volunteers in communities and sponsors golf clinics that serve to offset anti-social behaviors of the target population.  His community service includes being on the Board of Palmetto Place, a shelter for foster children.

Accolades and achievements of Coach Belton include:  being a 3-time recipient of the Bill Dickey Scholarship, the youngest ever African American Collegiate Golf Coach, serving on the prestigious South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel, being named the Benedict College Male Coach of the Year – 2005, and recently, passing of the Professional Ability Qualifying Test (PAT) – a preliminary step toward PGA certification.

For more information contact the Sports Information Director, Kimberly May at (706) 945-1367 or Kmay@paine.edu.

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Coach Belton and Paine College Golf Team

Paine College Golf Team and Gregg Hemann of Jones Creek Golf Club

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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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