Pair of Paine Lions honored again by the SIAC

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Wednesday January 2, 2013

Augusta, GA-Junior Jerel Stephenson and Sophomore Ashley Watts were selected as SIAC Men’s Player of the Week and women’s Newcomer of the Week respectively. This is the second consecutive honor for both players.

Stephenson, the 6’5 Forward from Augusta, GA averaged a double-double in points and rebounds for the Lions during the Tampa University Holiday Tournament. He scored 16 points, grabbed a team high 13 rebounds, with five steals in an 80-83 double overtime lost to the University of Tampa.

Sophomore Guard Ashley Watts has been selected SIAC Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season. The 5’6 Augusta, Georgia native recorded a game and season high 27 points in a 52-56 loss to Coastal Georgia College. This season, Watts has scored 20 or more points in four contests for the Lady Lions this season.

Clark Atlanta Junior Jerrel Joye shared the Newcomer of the Week honor with Watts and Miles College Courtney English shared the Player of the Week honor with Stephenson.