ATLANTA - Yari Scott came off the bench to score a game-high 28 points, but Paine was unable to overcome a 12-point halftime deficit in a 79-76 loss to Clark Atlanta on Wednesday night.
In the women's game, Clark Atlanta built a 19-point lead at intermission and never was challenged en route to an 87-38 rout of the Lady Lions.
Scott gave the Lions (9-4, 5-3 SIAC) a lift off the bench, connecting on 12-of-24 shots - 3-for-10 from 3-point range - to help Paine get back into the game.
Reserve MacDaniel Young also had a big game, scoring 17 points, while Colin Jamerson chipped in with 12.
William Rice led Clark-Atlanta (8-7, 3-2) with 26 points, one of four players to reach double figures for the winners.
For the Lady Lions (2-11, 1-8), Germaletta Dyson had a team-high 13 points, and Charvika Wyche had 12. Of Paine's 12 players who saw action, only five found the scoring column.
Yasmeen Johnson led Clark Atlanta (7-5, 3-2) with a game-high 22 points.