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.