Watch Thursday Night Hoops: SAGU at USAO
Livestream Video, LiveStats webcast are available
Coach Bostwick can earn 200th win tonight
CHICKASHA, Oklahoma -- Both the women and men’s basketball teams from Southwestern Assemblies of God University are in action this evening in south-central Oklahoma.
The Lady Lions meet the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma at 6:00pm (CST) at the USAO Fieldhouse.
At approximately 8:00pm the Lions and Drovers will meet for the third time in the past calendar year.
Fans can watch the games on stretch internet or follow the digital play-by-play on a LiveStats webcast.
Go to this site: usao.edu/live-stats for both video and LiveStats. (if unable to connect, try access below)
Visit the Sooner Athletic Conference website at: http://www.soonerathletic.org/
Scroll down the right column to the Today section, then locate the game and click on the video camera icon to access the broadcast.
To connect to the LiveStats: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Webcasts.aspx?association=10
Drover fans in Chickasha (CHIK-ah-SHAY) are hosting a Pink Out this evening, an event to raise the awareness of the fight against breast cancer. The games will also serve as a fund-raiser towards the American Cancer Society.
SAGU enters the game at 11-11 overall, while the Drovers are 3-11. In league action the Lady Lions are 5-7. The hosts are 2-9.
Team Lioness won the first meeting in Waxahachie, 78-54. SAGU is 6-6 on the road; the Drovers are 2-3 at home.
SAGU and USAO are the two lowest scoring teams in the SAC, with the Pride owning a slight 61.6 to 59.7 edge in average points. Defense is the main difference, SAGU allowing 60.3, USAO surrendering 74.4 ppg.
Individually, Nia Winston continues to hold the top spot in league scoring at 18.0 ppg. Sami Martin leads USAO at 13.1.
In their first encounter Winston poured in 24 while Laken Ward added 16.
Charity Page and Alexis McAfee netted 12 and 10 respectively while Shaquita Roberts snared 11 rebounds. SAGU led at halftime, 45-19.
Should the Lions earn a victory this evening it will be the 200th in the seven year career of Head Coach Donnie Bostwick.
He brought a four year 120-20 mark from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He is currently 79-18 in his third campaign with the Lions (199-38 .840).
After a 37-35 first half, the Lions gradually widened their advantage, holding 16-point leads on four occasions. They led 77-61 with 2:22 to go and coasted to an 80-71 triumph.
Four Lions reached double-figures with Dominique Rambo and Jonathan Walter paving the way with 23 and 19 points respectively.
SAGU had little answer for 6’7 Jahseth Lloyd, who made 9-of-10, shots en route to 21 points.
The Lions are sixth in the conference in points per game at 82.2. USAO racks up 78.1. On the defensive side the Lions permit 71.0 (second best in the SAC) while the Drovers allow 79.9.
The two squads met in the opening round of the 2013 NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. The Drovers led throughout before SAGU rallied for a 62-58 win.
SAGU returns home to face Texas Wesleyan University on Saturday; women at 3:00pm, men at 5:00pm.
SAGU Sports Live will broadcast both games.
Beginning with the game against TWU, the Lions will have eight games remaining, six of them at home.