Basketball teams split at Langston
(Detailed Reports Later Tonight)
LANGSTON, Oklahoma -- The men's and women's basketball teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University split a doubleheader this evening at Langston University.
The Lions pulled away from a pesky Langston squad, 84-73, keyed by their rebounding and free throw shooting. The lead changed hands 14 times, mostly during a first half that saw the Purple Pride lead, 32-30.
SAGU, now 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference, held off the hosts by converting 28 of 32 free throws. The visiting Lions controlled the glass, 38-26, and made 47% of their shots.
Clad in their new purple threads, the team had four players reach double-figures while another two netted nine points.
In the women's game, Langston won, 62-46, breaking open a close game in the first five minutes of the second half. They were never threatened again.
SAGU, now 4-6 overall, tied the score at 29-29 in the closing seconds of the first half, but quickly fell off the pace after halftime.
The hosts, now 2-7, dominated the game on the boards. SAGU guards had a good performance, giving Team Purp a five-point first half lead in the early stages of the game.
A full report will be posted later tonight, with box scores added Tuesday morning.
SAGU returns to the court with a pair a crucial home games this Thursday, December 13. LSU-Shreveport visits the Sheaffer Center for 5:30 and 7:30pm games. The Lady Pilots are 8-1, the Pilots are 6-2.
The Lions then hit the road for two games before breaking for the holidays. They are at the University of the Southwest (NMex) on Saturday afternoon, and then travel to Ft. Worth to take on Texas Wesleyan University next Monday.