SAGU makes shortest road trip of season
Lady Lions, Lions face Paul Quinn College tonight
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Southwestern Assemblies of God University will make a short trek to face Paul Quinn College tonight in a basketball doubleheader.
The Lady Lions, now 4-4, meet the Lady Tigers at 5:30pm in southeast Dallas. The Lions, 5-1, take on the Tigers at 7:30pm.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-35 north from Waxahachie. Head east on I-20 towards Shreveport. A few miles later, turn north onto I-45. Take the first exit onto Simpson Stuart Road. Paul Quinn College will be on the right. (3837 Simpson Stuart Road. Dallas, TX 75241)
PREVIEW of WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
SAGU continues to play their brand of solid defense, allowing just 56 points per game. They allow their foes to convert just 32% of their shots, which is 4th best in the nation.
The team’s offense has struggled a bit and their rebounding has not applied the needed muscle to make the difference.
Senior guard Nia Winston (Garland, Tx / Lakeview Centennial HS, Panola JC) leads the scoring with 16.4 points per game.
Sophomore Taylor Hill (Waxahachie, Tx / Waxahachie HS) has 17 steals and senior Shaquita Roberts (San Antonio, Tx / Byron Steele HS) is 15th in the nation in blocked shots (14).
The Quinnites are paced by guard Natalie Castillo (13.3 ppg) and forward Katora Criner (11.7 ppg). PQC is currently 0-3.
PREVIEW of MEN’S BASKETBALL
The Lions tamed the Tigers (0-5) a few weeks ago, 82-67, after pulling away from a 28-26 lead at the half.
SAGU is No. 23 in the NAIA in scoring, pouring in 86 ppg. The Sooner Athletic Conference has six teams ahead of the Lions, all in the Top 20.
A major improvement over last season has taken place on the charity stripe, where the Lions are netting .755 of their free throws. That is third best in the nation.
Senior guard Caleb Gentry (Hondo, Tx / Hondo HS, Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ) and junior forward Caleb Feemster (Addison, Tx / Trinity Chr-Addison, Ranger College) both are accounting for 17.3 ppg.
Three other players are averaging in double-digits as well for Team Purp: sophomore guard Drew Erskine (Houston, Tx / Victoria West HS, Centenary College) at 13.2, freshman forward Daniel Mills (Belton, Tx / Belton HS) at 12.8 and junior guard Tyler Guidry (Houston, Tx / Westbury Christian) at 12.0.
Defensively is the one constant for the Jungle Kings. The opposition has made .369 of their shots, which rates SAGU No. 5 in Division I.
Colan Weasby, a 6’3 guard, leads the Tigers attack by scoring 15.6 ppg. He had 18 points in the first meeting at SAGU.
Paul Quinn can hold their own on offense, but have been hampered on the boards. Opponents are grabbing a 47 to 27 margin in rebounding.
SAGU has one additional game remaining this semester, next Monday, December 16. They play host to Arlington Baptist College in another doubleheader.