SAGU loses both games at Langston
LANGSTON, Oklahoma -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University dropped a pair of college basketball games in north-central Oklahoma on Monday night.
A complete report is forthcoming.
Women's Basketball: Langston 73-64 over SAGU
The Lady Lions had a strong 10-0 start against 5-time league champion Langston. They ran into foul trouble and problems protecting the ball with 33 turnovers. SAGU outshot the Lady Lions 46% to just 31%.
Nia Winston and Gabby Bruner scored 19 and 16 points respectively.
The difference in the game was turnovers and offensive rebounds, where the LU Lions had a 15-2 edge. On the foul line, Langston made 24-of-32 compared to SAGU's 13-of-17.
Men's Basketball: Langston 87-81 over SAGU in double overtime
Life on the road in the conference is full of surprises. Two nights after routing #5 Our Lady of the Lake University, the Lions ran out of gas down the stretch and fell to Langston (7-18 overall, 7-13 in RRAC).
OLLU did similarly, falling at Texas College tonight, 91-88.
SAGU led for most of the game but couldn't seal the deal. Langston, battling to make the Red River Athletic Conference tournament, overcame a 7-point halftime deficit and trailed by four in the second OT period.
Starters hit just 10-of-29 shots as the bench produced three players in double figures; James Ford 19-points, Jared Gibson 15, and Dominique Rambo with 13. Rambo was not expected to play, though he did get in for 33 minutes.
Lions were outrebounded 42-34 and, surprisingly, 12-9 on the offensive glass.
Defense allowed Langston, the #11 team in the league (39%) in shooting, to connect on 48% of their tries.
Thursday Schedule: at Jarvis Christian College
Saturday Schedule: home versus LSU-Shreveport