SAGU-Jarvis split basketball twin-bill
Lady Lions lose late grip, lose in OT
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- The men's and women's college basketball teams from Jarvis Christian College and Southwestern Assemblies of God University played a doubleheader on Saturday night at the Sheaffer Center. Both schools won a contest and dropped the other.
Jarvis, 7-4 overall, rallied from a 5-point deficit in the final minute of regulation to tie the game, then rolled to a 53-46 overtime win over SAGU. In a close game, the Lady Bulldogs made their free throws and the Lady Lions didn't. It was the fifth time this season Southwestern lost after holding the lead in the final two minutes.
Southwestern slipped to 5-12 in all games and 2-9 in the Red River Athletic Conference. It spoiled an effort in which Southwestern rallied from an eight-point hole in the first half to building a pair of second half, six-point bulges.
The Lady Lions lost despite limited Jarvis to 27% shooting and owning a 40-34 edge on the boards. The 'Dawgs made all 12 of their free throsw while Team Lioness swished 7-of-16. Twenty-three turnovers, 17 by guards, allowed Jarvis to take seven more shots with the extra possessions.
Nia Winston was one of three SAGU players in double-figures with 15 points.
A complete game review, with statistics, will be posted later tonight.
Lions 3-point assault buries Bulldogs
The Southwestern men's team, hot from the game's inception, poured in 13 three-point baskets en route to a 99-79 thrashing of Jarvis Christian. Head Coach Donnie Bostwick made several line-up changes and they paid huge dividends.
SAGU led at intermission, 53-36, making good on 59% of their shots, including nine three-pointers.
Dominique Rambo and Craig Grigsby poured in 27 and 20 points respectively. Two other guards came off the bench to net 12-apiece.
SAGU connected on 59% of their shots in the first stanza and were never seriously threatened.
The Lions lifted their won-lost record to 13-4 and their RRAC mark to 7-4, good for fifth place in the league. Jarvis is now 4-11 and 3-8.
A thorough review will be posted her later tonight.
Check the RRAC website
Visit www.redriverconference.com for the current standings and results, including a stunning upset in the women's league. Texas Wesleyan thumped #5 ranked Langston University in Oklahoma, 59-54.