Jackson, TN- The Paine College Lady Lions traveled to Jackson, TN, to face Lane College Lady Dragons, Saturday, November 27, 2010. Freshman guard, Baiesha Johnson posted the first points of the competition with a tip from sophomore forward, Antionette McPhail as the Lady Lions gained possession of the jump-ball. The Lady Dragons converted on three baskets, making the score 7-2. Gaining momentum, the Lady Dragons maintained the lead, and with 9:26 left in the first half, the score was 22-6.
The Lady Lions kept pressing forward, and a layup and foul shot by sophomore Michele Brown helped the Lady Lions continue to cut the Lady Dragons’ lead, and go into the locker rooms down by just six points (24-30).
Coming out at the half, the Lady Lions, Antionette McPhail scored six straight points to tie the game 30-30, including two buckets, and two foul shots, before the Lady Dragons were able to score in the second half.
A three pointer from Alice Holmes brought the Lady Lions within one point, then a steal by freshman Hint Denson led to a jumper by Antionette McPhail, and the Lady Lions took the lead(37-36) for the first time in the game since the jump ball in the first half. The Lady Lions were able to maintain the lead until the 11:00 mark, and a layup by Lane’s Terryn Offiong gave them the lead (47-46) and the Lady Lions would not recover to close out the game.
Head Coach Willie Adams says “we have got to learn to play with the lead, without the lead, and close out the games.”
The Lady Lions were led Alice Holmes, with 16 points, Antionette McPhail (pictured) posted her second double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and Jasmine Faulkner added 9 points in her first debut of the 2010-2011 season.
With the 58-64 loss , the Lady Lions fall to 0-3;0-2 SIAC on the season. The Lady Lions will be face Kentucky State University, Monday, November 29, 2010 in Frankfort, KY, with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 PM.