Game Summary of Scoring Surges

Lions narrowly miss chance at NAIA tourney

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WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Sheaffer Center has played host to 10 consecutive Red River Athletic Conference tournaments and, while they have drawn large crowds in support of the home team, only once have the Lions advanced to the finals.

They came very close on Saturday night to duplicating the 2006 team’s effort. That year, under head coach Jerry Boone and led by Darius Howard, Julio Osorio and Matt Daniels, SAGU upset Texas Wesleyan (86-85) and UT-Permian Basin (79-72). They lost to the regular-season champion Houston Baptist University in the title game, 90-57.

That year remains the only time the men’s team has qualified for the NAIA tournament. Coincidentally, #27 seeded Wesleyan regrouped and went 5-0 to claim the national championship.

Southwestern faced the RRAC’s top-seeded team, Our Lady of the Lake University (26-6), in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Lions had routed the Saints, 106-80 on February 11, handing them their worst defeat of the season in the process. They did not forget.

OLLU won the game, 112-109, holding off a scintillating Lions comeback. There were six lead changes and the score was deadlocked eight times.

OLLU Head Coach Said

"This is our biggest win in three years because SAGU has been unbelievably good this year," the Saints' head coach Russell Vanlandingham stated on their website. "They were one game away from an at-large bid (into the NAIA tourney). For us to be able to come into their gym and beat them shows that we can win in Kansas City (site of the tournament)."

 Both teams play an intense style on offense that relies on motion, sharp passes and the three-point shot. OLLU leads the NAIA in triples per game at 12.6. SAGU is fourth at 9.7. Plus, they hit the offensive boards like crash-test dummies. The Lions lay claim to 16.3 per outing, which is second nationally. The Saints are seventh at 15.4.

The Halos average 99.7 points per game, almost 10 points better than the #2 team, Life University (Ga). Southwestern is #18 in the nation, scoring at an 80.4 ppg clip.

Fans were entertained as each team took turns making scoring runs with displays at what they do best.

First Half Review

Our Lady of the Lake jumped to a quick 10-3 lead behind six points from Marco Cooper. A three-point play by A.J. Govan pushed the Saints’ lead to 16-7 before Robert Martinez drained a trey and a 19-10 margin only 4:27 into the game.

Caleb Feemster (Addison, Tx / Trinity Christian Academy) and Christian Wood-Dvorak (Halletsville, Tx / Halletsville HS) combined for nine straight points to knot the score at 14:09.

Ricardo Zanini and Govan connected on three-balls to put the Blue Coronas zoomed ahead 32-24.

A trifecta by senior guard Ronald Horne (Waco, Tx / Univ. of N.Texas, Waco HS), followed by two Duce Ward (Waco, Tx / Univ. of N.Texas, Connally HS) layups on passes from Dominique Rambo (Dallas, Tx / Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ., Trinity Christian School) had the Lions heating up.

Feemster found a seam in the Saints defense that seemed wide enough to beam a pass to Dvorak. He caught the bounce pass along the baseline and laid it in to tie the game at 32 (9:03).

The Lions, dressed in their road purple but still listed as the home team on the scoreboard, took their first lead on a pair of free throws by senior Jared Gibson (Dallas, Tx / Oral Roberts Univ, Plano West HS), 34-33, capping a 10-1 run.

Govan swished foul shots as OLLU reclaimed the lead, 44-37 at 4:07.

The Saints took advantage of 20 first half fouls called against the Lions to shoot 27 free throws. Fortunately for SAGU, they made only 18. Conversely, Team Purp hit 12 of 15.

SAGU had five players saddled with three fouls by recess. The deeper Saints, playing 13 players over three minutes apiece, had two with three personals.

As they would do in the second half, the Lions finished strong, outscoring the San Antones by a 12-5 count before intermission.

James Ford (Victoria, Tx / Faith Academy) gunned a laser from beyond the arc and Rambo lifted a rainbow – both on assists from Gibson, and Ward scored on a tip-in as SAGU went to the locker room fastened at 49.

They held OLLU to 38% shooting and just a trio of threes. SAGU was accurate frong m the field on 44% of their shots, including seven treys and won the boards by a 22-19 count.

Utilizing their effective fullcourt press to squeeze 14 turnovers, the Saints produced a few easy scores. It was countered by the Jungle Kings, who had a 16-5 advantage in second chance points.

Second Stanza Recalled

The teams exchanged hoops in the opening moments of the second stanza. Craig Grigsby (Houston, Tx / Glenda Dawson HS) picked the pocket of Martinez and zipped a pass to Ward for a breakaway rim-shaker. Rambo knocked down a triple on a dime from Ward for a 58-56 lead.

The Lions’ bench dented the Halos by outscoring them 42-37, making 15-of-19 free throws. OLLU subs combined to convert 12-of-21 foul shots.

Eddie Ortiz and Martinez netted 3-pointers as the see-saw swung in favor of the Saints, 71-63, finishing a 15-5 surge.

Two baskets apiece from Mike Nwelue (Lewisville, Tx / Lewisville HS) and Rambo teased Old Man Mo as the Purple Pride was within 76-74 with 11:31 remaining.

Mike Brown, who came off the bench and drew a season-high eight free throw attempts, made a layup seconds after a SAGU turnover for an 81-74 upper hand.

The Lions’ rotations continued to prove effective. Feemster wristed a pair from the charity stripe and assisted on back-to-back trifectas from Dvorak and Ford. SAGU trailed 85-84 at the 8:36 mark.

Down the stretch there were plenty of big plays and big calls that affected the outcome of the game.

The Saints parlayed two of them to ignite a critical 21-6 run to take control of the game.

Martinez, like Marty Robbins 1959 hit song about a gunfighter with a “big iron on his hip,” triggered a triad of threes; from the corner, the wing and the top of the key.

Sour Omens

Things were looking like a bad script for SAGU when an official, away from the play, negated an apparent kosher Ward tip-in with a delayed goal-tending call.

After a Lions’ miss, as the Saints rebounded the ball on the south end of the court, the scoreboard went out. Completely. No shot clock. The public address announcer alerted officials, shouting “scoreboard” three times while the scorer’s table waved and yelled frantically.

Never responding, officials allowed three OLLU shots on the opposite end, the last one was good on a Lo’Ron Smith putback and a 94-87 lead at 6:33. After the faulty scoreboard was restored, the game resumed and the basket counted.

The veteran Saints swished 7-of-11 shots in the streak to grab their largest lead of the game at 16. They would need it.

Just when the Lions looked dead...

In arrears, 106-90, and just 4:44 to go, the outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SAGU five. Down by 16, the Lions did not give up, nor did their fans. A frenetic closing push brought to mind the nine lives of the cat.

Something about OLLU brings out the best in Feemster. He has reached double-figures five times this season. Three times it was against the Saints.

Meaning a senior herdsman; one who masters cattle, ‘Feemster’ prodded the Purple Pride with seven consecutive points on a tip-in, a triple from the corner after taking a pass from Jonathan Walter (Garland, Tx / Garland HS), then hit his seventh and eighth free throws.

SAGU was stalking their prey, down 108-97, with 2:40 to go.

Horne, who still teams with Ward as the main cogs in the Lions’ wheel, lifted the roof when he stopped-and-popped from downtown. The transition trey came at 1:57.

Marcel Campos was fouled while launching a triple, but could convert only one of three foul shots, aiding the Lions’ cause.

But SAGU failed to capitalize as they missed 2-of-4 free throws. OLLU split a pair as well, leaving the door open. They lead 110-102 at 0:48.

Eleven seconds later Gibson, who was #2 in the NAIA in three-point field goals (103) last winter, ripped the nets when Rambo spotted him on the fringe.

Rambo, the RRAC leader in thefts, added Govan to his list of victims. It led to an inbounds play that ended with him driving the baseline for a deuce, though he missed the ‘and one’ with twenty-four remaining.

Enter: Horne. The point guard, who had a game-high 11 rebounds, snared the carom. He spun into the paint for a bucket. SAGU had pared a 16-point deficit to 110-109.

The Saints managed to beat fullcourt pressure, forcing the Lions to foul Martinez. The junior guard bagged a pair, giving the Lions fifteen seconds to tie the game with a three.

Head Coach Donnie Bostwick had four of the Lions’ top guns on the court for the opportunity to send the game into overtime and the crowd into a higher state of frenzy.

Horne, Rambo and Gibson were covered, leaving Feemster atop the key. His shot to finish regulation as a stalemate was on line, but bounced off the cylinder.

Contact was made by the defender on his arm and leg, but apparently not enough to garner a whistle, despite hitting the deck. He was a perfect 8-of-8 and is 13-of-his-last-14 in the past four games.

Still, it was a great effort by the Lions during their best season since joining the NAIA in the late 1990’s.

Fans express their support

Southwestern fans showed as much after the game. They waited until the team emerged from their dressing room, and then showered them with a worthy standing ovation.

Cheers, high fives, back-slapping, fist-bumping and glad-handing! It was like a roaring political rally from an unpaid special interest group.

Statistics: Team Totals

Click here to see the official box score and play-by-play.

Both teams made 49% of their shots, with SAGU owning a 13-12 edge in three-pointers. OLLU sank 28-of-42 free throws compared to the Lions’ 26-of-35.

The Saints outscored SAGU in the second half, 63-60, outshooting the hosts, 59% (22-37) to 53% (20-38).

Southwestern outboarded the Saints, 48-42, including a 20-16 advantage on the offensive glass.

A key factor was the effect of the OLLU press, coaxing 27 turnovers by the Lions. They had 33 and 30 in their first two meetings. The Saints made just 18 on Saturday.

Stats: Player Totes

The Lions put five players in double-figures; Rambo made 10-of-17 shots (6-of-8 after halftime) and finished with a game-best 26 points. He also raked in seven rebounds. Feemster had a season-high 18, six rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes.

Grigsby netted 15 points, while Ward tossed in 12 and reeled in five boards before fouling out in 22 minutes.

Dvorak added 10, Horne was credited with nine points, 11 (six on offense) rebounds and four assists while Ford scored eight and both Nwelue (pronounced NEW-well-a-way) and Gibson contributed five apiece. The latter also registered five assists in only twelve minutes.

OLLU produced six in double-digits; Martinez 20, Brown 16, Govan 16, Josh Orta 16, Cooper 15 with Smith scoring 10 and collecting a team-high nine boards. Orta, an impressive junior transfer from crosstown St. Mary’s University, distributed eight assists. He exited with his fifth foul with 2:59 left.

Both teams had five players with four or more fouls.

For quotes from coaches and players, see separate article.

Contact: Mark “Link” Warde, Sports Information Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 469-658-2847.
 

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SAGU grounds Golden Eagles, 63-52

Jan 17, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Gentry, Rambo, Walter, 'D' shutdown John Brown Saturday in the S.A.C.: SAGU (14-1) at St. Gregory's (13-2), 5:00pm Box Score and Standings (links below) Coach Bostwick's...

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SAGU hosts John Brown Univ. on Thursday PM

SAGU hosts John Brown Univ. on Thursday PM

Jan 15, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Lady Lions (8-8) vs Golden Eagles (11-3) at 6:00pm Lions (13-1) vs Golden Eagles (12-3), 8:00pm SAGU Sports Live to broadcast both games in HD WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Southwest...

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Grit and heart propel Lions over Stars, 68-63

Grit and heart propel Lions over Stars, 68-63

Jan 14, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Bostwick calls defensive standoff his favorite game SAGU hosts John Brown (12-3) in Thursday night biggie Box Score and Standings links below WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  They ...

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Replay Lions' Top 12 Plays-of-the-Night

Replay Lions' Top 12 Plays-of-the-Night

Jan 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU takes 80-71 conference win behind playmakers Lions host Oklahoma City University on Monday at 8:00pm WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  One of the wonders of film is the ability to recal...

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Pair of scoring surges propel Lions to 80-71 win

Pair of scoring surges propel Lions to 80-71 win

Jan 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU tops Science & Arts with 12-0, 11-0 runs Oklahoma City visits the Sheaffer Center on Monday night Links below to:  Box Score, Play-by-Play, Standings and Photo Gallery WAX...

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SAGU looks to brand Drovers with W's

SAGU looks to brand Drovers with W's

Jan 11, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Lady Lions host USAO at 3:00pm; Lions play at 5pm SAGU Sports Live will broadcast all of today's excitement! Links to HD Video and LiveStats listed below PREVIEWS of both games...

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Lions steady in 86-80 road win over Wesleyan

Lions steady in 86-80 road win over Wesleyan

Jan 10, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Gentry, Walter, Adoyi come up big to stymie Rams SAGU hosts USAO on Saturday at 5pm; rematch of NAIA opener Box Score and Standings (links below) FORT WORTH, Texas  --  Southw...

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SAGU in Ft. Worth to tangle with Rams

SAGU in Ft. Worth to tangle with Rams

Jan 09, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Fans can make the short trip or follow on Live Stats Rebounding is urgent for Lady Lions; all-out defense for Lions Men's SAC Preview of all 11 teams (click here for attachment) ...

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SAGU moves up to No. 2 in NAIA Poll

SAGU moves up to No. 2 in NAIA Poll

Jan 08, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Lions earn one first-place vote, trail UPike (12-1) Waxahachie, Texas — January 9, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) appears at No. 2 in this week’s N...

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Rambo garners National Player of the Week award

Rambo garners National Player of the Week award

Jan 07, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Coach Bostwick explains individual honor is for the team Link to NAIA official announcement:  http://www.naia.org/  View Highlights vs. MACU (directions below) WAXAH...

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Rambo named SAC Player of the Week

Rambo named SAC Player of the Week

Jan 07, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Senior point guard scored 40 and 32 points in two games Watch highlights of the win over MACU on Facebook WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  On the strength of averaging 36 points per ga...

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Lions place five in double-digits, win 79-66

Lions place five in double-digits, win 79-66

Jan 07, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Back-to-back-to-back treys are one of three scoring runs Rambo, Walter, Feemster pace the Pride; SAGU plays Thursday at Rams Box Score, Standings links (below) BETHANY, Oklahoma &n...

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Lions cage high-scoring Evangels, 82-77

Lions cage high-scoring Evangels, 82-77

Jan 05, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU hands MACU first conference defeat Rambo, Feemster combine for 52 pts, defense forces 23 turnovers Photo Gallery, Box Score, Standings (links below) WAXAHACHIE, Texas  -- &nbs...

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Lions hold off MACU, 82-77, improve to 9-1

Lions hold off MACU, 82-77, improve to 9-1

Jan 05, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  No. 3 Southwestern Assemblies of God University overcame a quality opponent in nationally ranked Mid-America Christian University (Ok), 82-77, on Saturday evening i...

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SAGU hosts first-ever SAC games on Saturday

SAGU hosts first-ever SAC games on Saturday

Jan 04, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

MACU teams lead the SAC; men score 99 ppg Evangels rosters sprinkled with Texans; games aired in HD WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Playing Mid-America Christian University is not new for ...

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Lions corral Bison, 89-76

Lions corral Bison, 89-76

Jan 03, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Rambo racks up 40, wins shootout with Woods Lions host front-running MACU on Saturday; game aired on SAGU TV Box Score, Play-by-Play, and Standings links below SHAWNEE, Oklahoma &...

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SAGU holds off OBU, 89-76; Rambo scores 40

SAGU holds off OBU, 89-76; Rambo scores 40

Jan 02, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

SHAWNEE, Oklahoma  --  In the first league game for Southwestern Assemblies of God University, behind the explosive play of Dominique Rambo (Dallas, Tx / Trinity Chr CH, Ok Wesleyan Univ&...

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Lions open league season Thursday at OBU

Lions open league season Thursday at OBU

Jan 02, 2014 - Men's Basketball News

Watch the match-up to SAC's top two teams in Coaches' Poll Game Day Preview / Video Coverage  (click here) WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The start of the league season in th...

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SAGU holds off Patriots, 75-70, improve to 7-1

SAGU holds off Patriots, 75-70, improve to 7-1

Dec 17, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Walter erupts for career-best 30 points Bostwick also lauds play of Gentry, Gumwell Links Below:   Box Score, Photo Gallery from the game, Current Standings, Individual Player Sta...

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Lions close semester at home on Monday

Lions close semester at home on Monday

Dec 16, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Arlington Baptist (4-5) takes on No. 3 SAGU (6-1) Patriots' ability to limit outside shooters will be put to the test WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The first semester comes to an end...

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No. 3 Lions shake off rust in 74-49 triumph

No. 3 Lions shake off rust in 74-49 triumph

Dec 11, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU depth, defense wears down Tigers Feemster, Walter fuel offense; Mitchell blocks seven shots Box Score (at bottom of story) Current SAC Standings:   http://www.soonerathle...

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Lions rise to #3 in NAIA Coaches Poll

Lions rise to #3 in NAIA Coaches Poll

Dec 11, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU is tied with Pikeville College in third Columbia College (8-0), Georgetown College (9-1) are No. 1, No. 2 (Entire Poll posted below) WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The first...

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Bostwick talks about being picked #2 in the SAC

Bostwick talks about being picked #2 in the SAC

Dec 08, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Lions Head Coach discusses fans and home games SAGU begins conference season the first week in January WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The start of Southwestern Assemblies of God Universit...

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SAGU has local road game on Tuesday

SAGU has local road game on Tuesday

Dec 08, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Catch the Lions, Lady Lions in S.E. Dallas Study Break for fans; SAGU has home game on Dec. 16 WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  While its finals week at Southwestern Assemblies of God Unive...

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SAC Coaches pick Lions to finish second

SAC Coaches pick Lions to finish second

Dec 05, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Oklahoma Baptist voted as the team beat SAGU hosts OBU on Jan. 4 in broadcast biggie WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The head coaches in the Sooner Athletic Conference picked Oklahoma Bapt...

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River Pilots steer past Lions, 84-75

River Pilots steer past Lions, 84-75

Nov 26, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU outscored 12-4 in final five minutes Conference season begin on Dec. 5 vs OKC Stars Box Score and Play By Play (links below) Next Coaches Top 25 Poll:  December 10 SH...

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No. 5 Lions take on #2 LSU-Shreveport tonight

No. 5 Lions take on #2 LSU-Shreveport tonight

Nov 25, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Fans can follow the game's play-by-play on-line Friendly rivals meet at 7pm on the Red River at The Dock SHREVEPORT, Louisiana  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God Universi...

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SAGU goes to 5-0, top Crusaders, 89-71

SAGU goes to 5-0, top Crusaders, 89-71

Nov 20, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Erskine pours in 23, Feemster has second double-double Next up for Lions; road trip to No. 2 LSU-Shreveport Current SAC Standings:   http://www.soonerathletic.org/sport/0/4.php ...

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Follow Lions roar tonight on Twitter

Follow Lions roar tonight on Twitter

Nov 19, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU teams play at 6pm/8pm in Richardson Games will be rematches from November 5th doubleheader WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s an...

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Lions cage Tigers, 82-67; whip 13 three-pointers

Lions cage Tigers, 82-67; whip 13 three-pointers

Nov 15, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU off to 4-0 start for third straight year Gentry, Guidry, Mills, Feemster reach double-digits Box Score (link below) SAC Standings:   http://www.soonerathletic.org/sport/0/4...

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SAGU entertains Paul Quinn tonight at 7:30pm

SAGU entertains Paul Quinn tonight at 7:30pm

Nov 14, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Men's hoopsters ranked No. 3 in NCCAA pre-season WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Ranked number 5 in the NAIA's Pre-Season Top 25 Coaches Poll, the Southwestern Assemblies of God Univer...

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Lions top No. 2 LSU-Shreveport, 83-72

Lions top No. 2 LSU-Shreveport, 83-72

Nov 12, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Erskine, defense propels No. 5 SAGU against Pilots O'Neill, Davis, Starks provide essential lift for Team Purp WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Sparked by a solid defensive effort, the ...

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#5 Lions host #2 LSU-Shreveport tonight at 7pm

#5 Lions host #2 LSU-Shreveport tonight at 7pm

Nov 12, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Teams almost met in last year's NAIA championship game Preview of Players to Watch WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Tonight’s clash between No. 2 ranked LSU-Shreveport and No. 5 r...

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SAGU tops McPherson in OT, 92-82

SAGU tops McPherson in OT, 92-82

Nov 11, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Gentry, Mills, Feemster lead Lions to 2-0 start On Deck: No. 2 ranked LSU-Shreveport on Tuesday Box Score  and SAC Standings (links below) WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Dem...

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Gentry's infectious, "all out" energy drives Lions

Gentry's infectious, "all out" energy drives Lions

Nov 07, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Wood-surfing typifies desire of senior leader NEXT: SAGU plays host to McPherson College, Sat., 5:00pm SAC Standings:  http://www.soonerathletic.org/sport/0/4.php  WAXAHACHIE...

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Snowstorm of threes lead Lions to 95-62 win

Nov 06, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

All ten players score, seven drain treys in SAGU debut Point Parade: Gentry 21, Mills 17, O'Neill 15, Feemster 13 WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  After a near-packed Sheaffer Center cr...

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Hoops season tips off to threat of snow

Hoops season tips off to threat of snow

Nov 05, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU is ranked #5 in NAIA Coaches Poll Lions play host to Dallas Christian on Tuesday night LiveStats link:   http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Webcasts.aspx?association=10 ...

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SAGU men's basketball roster announced

SAGU men's basketball roster announced

Nov 03, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Three starters will return, along with a deep cast Lions open the season at home on Tuesday at 8:00pm WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  In his first year as Head Coach at Southwestern Assemb...

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Men's Basketball adds two games

Men's Basketball adds two games

Oct 23, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Lions to play home/away against Ecclesia College SAGU schedule now complete with 30 dates WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God University men's baske...

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Lions announce 28-game hoops itinerary

Lions announce 28-game hoops itinerary

Oct 03, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

SAGU schedule has early national match-up Final roster decisions forthcoming; three starters return WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’...

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National runner-up Lions sign five

National runner-up Lions sign five

May 31, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Solid recruiting class; Bostwick expects to add more SAGU introduces Davis, Dixon, Gumwell, Mills, Mitchell WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Head Coach Donnie Bostwick wasted litt...

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Delivering service 3-points at a time

Delivering service 3-points at a time

May 07, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Senior Spotlight: Hoopster James "Truck" Ford A heart for God and a penchant for the trifecta WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Known for a tender heart and killer three-point s...

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View the "Journey to Greatness"

View the "Journey to Greatness"

May 01, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Video captures Lions championship season Highlights of big plays and big dunks in big games  WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The recently produced video that chronicles the hi...

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Hall of Fame to post Rambo photo

Hall of Fame to post Rambo photo

Apr 18, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Coach Bostwick named NABC President WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The memories from the Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s basketball team’s run to the national championship ...

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Rambo named NAIA Co-Player of the Year

Rambo named NAIA Co-Player of the Year

Apr 11, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

Waxahachie, Texas — April 11, 2013 — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee announced Southwestern As...

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Freshman of the Year: Emmanuel Adoyi

Freshman of the Year: Emmanuel Adoyi

Apr 10, 2013 - Men's Basketball News

RRAC also selects All-Tourney Team Rambo, Walter, Nwelue make the post-season grade WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  During the recent Red River Athletic Conference tournament in Waxahac...

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