SAC Opener vs. OCU postponed
First-ever meeting between SAGU and OCU put on hold
Lady Lions, Lions return to the court on Saturday in OKC suburbs
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Due to pending winter storm warnings, the Thursday night college basketball doubleheader between Oklahoma City University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University has been postponed. A make-up date has yet to be established, though it is highly unlikey until next semester.
According to the National Weather Service , a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6:00pm Thursday to 6:00pm (CST) Friday. The threat of one-quarter inch to one-half inch of ice is the main issue. It is 235 mile drive between OKC and Waxahachie.
It would have been the first time the teams have met on the basketball court in over ten years.
Since SAGU joined to the Sooner Athletic Conference this year, it would have also been each team's first league game of the season.
Jim Abbott and Jesse Godding, the respective Athletic Directors at OCU and SAGU, respectively, addressed travel concerns and the wisdom involved in rescheduling both the women's and men's games. They were slated to take place inside the Sheaffer Center on the campus of SAGU.
Both teams have three more games before the holiday break and, combined with semester finals next week, the make-up date will almost certainly be arranged for next semester.
OCU will host Northwood University on Saturday afternoon, December 7.
SAGU will be in the OKC suburb of Bethany on Saturday where they will face Southwestern Christian University.
In each of Saturday's twin bills, the women's game will tip-off at 3:00pm, with the men's starting at 5:00pm (CST).
SAGU will play at Paul Quinn College on Dec. 10 before closing at home on Dec. 16 against Arlington Baptist College.
Teams in the S.A.C. play home-and-away series with each of the eleven teams in the league. SAGU will play at Oklahoma City on Thursday, January 30.
SAGU Hoops Update
The Lady Lions are 4-4 and are the toughest team in the league against, allowing just 56 points per game. Opponents are connecting on just .323.
Senior guard Nia Winston (Garland, Tx / Lakeview Centennial HS, Panola JC) leads the offense with 17 three-pointers and 16.4 points per game.
Meanwhile, the No. 5 ranked Lions (5-1) are also led by a stellar defense. They permit 73 ppg, fifth best in the conference, but their defenders yield only .369 accuracy to enemy shooters - the best in the Sooner.
Knocking down three-pointers (10.2 per game) and grabbing offensive rebounds (15.5 per game) are critical strengths that make up the team's M.O.
Caleb Feemster (Addison, Tx / Trinity Christian - Addison, Ranger College) and Caleb Gentry (Hondo, Tx / Hondo HS, Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ) are accounting for 17.3 ppg apiece. Feemster leads the team in rebounds (10.2 rpg) as well.