Wonderful ride comes up short in second half

Lions, hundreds of fans finish proud and hungry for next year

KANSAS CITY, Missouri  --  A wondrous season that witnessed the men’s basketball team from No. 6 ranked Southwestern Assemblies of God University soar higher than most ever dreamed, came up just short in an 88-62 setback to No. 13 ranked Georgetown College (Ky) in the NAIA national championship game.

The Lions (33-5), who won more games than every team except top-ranked Columbia College (35-1), battled tooth and nail against the bigger and more experienced Tigers until midway in the second half.

Georgetown led at the half, 33-26, were ahead 47-40 after a steal at midcourt by Caleb Gentry (Hondo, Tx / Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Hondo HS). He wrestled the ball away from a Georgetown guard, and then passed to Dominique Rambo (Dallas, Tx / Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ., Trinity Christian School) for a breakaway basket.

With momentum and the crowd on their side, the Lions missed a wide open three-pointer from the corner and a layup on a 3-on-1 fastbreak. It was their chance to begin another classic run. The moment passed as opportunity departed.

Georgetown wiped their brow, then countered with a 14-2 run to take control of the game; 61-42 with 8:46 remaining. The Tigers' size advantage paved the way for Georgetown to dominate the paint.

They held a 33-10 advantage on the boards in the first half, and finished with a decisive 61-31 share of the rebounds. Their big men also blocked eight shots and parlayed their physical play, forcing the Lions to shoot from the perimeter.

SAGU struggled throughout the line-up to connect from the field. After making 9-of-35 (26%) in the first half, the Purple Pride made good on 15-of-49 (31%) in the second.

While the Jungle Kings sank eight three-pointers, it required 32 attempts. The free throw line also revealed unkind numbers, where the club missed 10 of 16 tries.

On the positive side, after committing just five turnovers in the first half, the Lions played error-free ball in the second. Meanwhile, SAGU forced the Tigers into 24 turnovers.

By grabbing eleven offensive rebounds after intermission, the club finished with a 20-15 edge in the key category.

The Tigers’ two dozen turnovers and the Lions twenty offensive caroms allowed SAGU to build a whopping 84-55 upper hand in shot attempts. They failed to put them in the net while their counterparts muscled their way making 58% of theirs.

SAGU, the No. 4 team in the NAIA in field goal defense, had held their first four opponents to 37% shooting.

Georgetown has qualified for the tournament for 22 consecutive years, and their 32 total appearances is the most of any school. It showed on the foul line where they calmly sank 20 of 25.

Title game recalled

The Lions vaulted out of the gate. Gentry swished the game’s first shot, taking a Rambo feed and draining triple from the left wing. Moments later Jon Walter (Garland, Tx / Garland HS) scored a transition bucket following a Gentry steal for a 5-0 lead just ninety-five seconds into the game.

A crowd of 4,605 was on hand, including a large following from SAGU. The atmosphere in Municipal Auditorium was electric, even when the Tigers began to control the lane, scoring five times in the paint for a 17-7 lead they would not relinquish.

Rambo swished a three from the left edge of the arc, an acrobatic spinning layup by Gentry and a long trey from the right by Rambo pulled SAGU to within 17-15 at the 8:08 mark.

Senior James Ford (Victoria, Tx / Faith Academy) launched a trifecta from the baseline and SAGU trailed by a lone point, 19-18 at 7:36.

The Tigers replied with Monty Wilson, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He fired in a pair of threes and converted an offensive board for a 31-20 lead for GC.

The gritty Lions managed to draw to within 33-26 on two free throws by Mike Nwelue (Lewisville, Tx / Lewisville HS) and a Rambo rainbow ‘3-ball’ from the top of the key.

Second half went south

SAGU stayed within six or seven points through the early stages of the second half. A triple from Gentry followed a pass to the leftside from ‘Bo. Walter snatched an offensive carom and spotted Tyler Guidry (Houston, Tx / Westbury Christian) at the top of the arc for another trey. It was 39-33 at 16:56.

A drive to the end line by Gentry found no open crease to the lane. The junior then pivoted with a spin move and netted a 12-foot jumper. The Lions trailed 41-35 with 16:06 remaining.

Rambo scored on a runner inside before Gentry’s midcourt theft led to another bucket by Rambo (47-40, 13:12) when the Tigers began to pull away.

Nwelue (pronounced like DWELL-way) would add a dunk as an offensive follow-up; Ward retrieved an offensive miss and banked in a putback. Guidry hit a short jumper and a three.

Emmanuel Adoyi (like a-TOY) (Little Rock, Ark / Parkview HS) lasered in a shot from the elbow after Nwelue raked down an offensive carom. Gentry contributed a layup and a triple from the left wing, while ‘Bo tossed in layups and a scoop shot.

Those SAGU scores were interspersed with mini-runs by Georgetown, who continued to distance themselves with hot-shooting. The outcome was no longer in doubt.

Needing offense the resilient Lions never quit trying.

While fans of the team from Georgetown, Ky., located north of Lexington, began to chant in anticipation of their second national title, a larger contingent from Waxahachie countered in unison with chants of “SAGU.”

A night after thumping the highest remaining ranked team, No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College, 80-60, SAGU’s magical run was ending just one game shy of the desired coronation.

Lindsey Wilson (32-5) won the Mid-South Conference, sweeping third place Georgetown.

'Coach Speak' and post-game honors

Said second year Head Coach Donnie Bostwick: “The journey was amazing. God showed his faithfulness over and over again.”

“I have never been more proud of a group of young men. They have reached the stars and shined brightly for their King,” he added.

“A different player stepped up and carried us on our run this week. Tonight it just was not meant to be.”

“I praise God for his favor and I praise Him in the pit of a poor night shooting,” he admitted. “Georgetown played well tonight. I congratulate them and their staff.”

He went on to say, “I thank our administration, fans, and friends prayers and support this week.

After the game, SAGU’s sportsmanship was evident, tipping their hats to the better team on this night.

During the post-game festivities the Lions, who won the hearts of so many during their unprecedented run to the championship, were named the national recipient of the NAIA’s Champions of Character award.

Nwelue and Rambo were elected to the 10-man All-Tournament team, with Rambo also winning the Charles Stevenson Hustle Award for his effort in Kansas City.

The team in purple wanted more. No one was surprised at that.

It was their hunger, desire and wonderful chemistry that had driven these men to the largest stage in the NAIA.

That appetite, adrenaline and a character compass that points north will surely lead the future Lions to another ride in the wheelbarrow.

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

Post KC Notes:

Fan Welcome in Waxahachie – The team will depart from Kansas City aboard their bus at 9:00am on Wednesday for an expected 10-hour return trek to the Sheaffer Center on campus.

Gentry was featured on ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Night at No. 4. It was a driving layup in which he scored on a backward lay-in. He finished with 15 points, second to Rambo's 23.

More follow-up coverage stories and photos will be posted at www.sagu.edu/athletics.

Click here for the game-story, posted on the NAIA website, which also includes the official Box Score:

http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=206719864


 

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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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