Jan. 12, 2014 AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Paine College basketball teams defeated Lane College on Jan. 11 for another sweep of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) teams inside of the HEAL Complex. The Lady Lions (5-8, 3-1 SIAC) defeated the Lady Dragons (0-7, 0-5 SIAC) 87-68. The Lions (7-6, 3-1 SIAC) knocked down Lane (2-6, 1-4 SIAC) 89-69.
Ariel Brown gave another strong, balanced performance for the Lady Lions. The senior had her sixth double-double on the season with 16 rebounds and 13 points. Brown also had four assists, one block and one steal. Junior guard Ashley Watts scored 30 points to lead the game in scoring. She added five rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Jemetria Fletcher and Lashonda Canty also scored in double digits with 16 points and 10 points, respectively. The Lady Lions outrebounded the Lady Dragons 45-37. Behind Brown, Paine’s next best rebounder was Breasia Burns. Burns came off the bench and pulled down 10 rebounds including eight on the defensive side of the ball.
The Purple and White shot 46 percent from the field, 54 percent from behind the arc and 53 percent from the free throw line. Lane shot 31 percent from the field, 26 percent from behind the arc and 63 percent from the line. Their leading scorer was Sharon Morgan with 22 points.
The Paine men’s basketball team was led by sophomore Sean Morgan who came off of the bench to have a career night and earn a double-double. Morgan scored a career-high 31 points and pulled in another 11 rebounds. Ten of Morgan’s boards were defensive. The Atlanta native also had a block. Kedric Taylor had a double-double on the night, his fourth of the season. Taylor’s double-double came in points and assists. He had 10 in each category. Jordan Warner led the Lions in rebounding with 13.
Paine shot 47 percent from the field, 32 percent from behind the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Dragons shot 39 percent from the field, 22 percent from behind the arc and 58 percent from the line. They were led by Sha’Mar Nolen who had 20 points and four rebounds.