Freshman Lead Lions to Victory

Posted by kmay | 01/5/2010 08:39 AM

Atlanta, GA- Freshman Mario Jordan(pictured) scored a career high 24 points, hitting five three pointers to lead all scorers in the conference match-up between Paine College Lions and Morehouse College Maroon Tigers Monday, January 4, 2010 at Forbes Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  

With the win, the Lions improve to 4-6 overall, and 4-3 in the SIAC.

Curtravious Smith put the Lions on the board by connecting on two free-throws, and shortly following, Mario Jordan put up three of his 24 points to put the Lions up 5-1.

The Lions and Tigers continued to trade baskets, and went into the locker-room with the Lions up 36-33.

In addition to Jordan scoring double-digit points, Junior Thomas Broughton scored 15 points and Sophomore Geno Green scored 13 points in the 69-66 victory over the Tigers.

Jelani Figures posted a double-double for the Maroon Tigers (0-6; 0-4 SIAC), scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

The Lions will be on the road for a two game tour against conference opponents, Kentucky State University, Saturday, January 9, 2010 and then to Lane College Monday, January 11, 2010.

The Lions will be back in action in Carter Gymnasium Thursday, January 14, 2010 as they host Fort Valley State University.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.