Lions hold off MACU, 82-77, improve to 9-1
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 in the Sheaffer Center.
The contest was tied six times and had seven lead changes until the Lions went in front for good, 54-53, with 11:33 remaining. Dominique Rambo (Dallas, Tx / Trinity Chr CH, Ok Wesleyan Univ ) swished two foul shots to give the Purple Pride the upper hand.
They would never lose the lead, eventually establishing a 77-66 advantage at the 1:52 mark on a Rambo three-pointer.
Two days after pouring in 40 at Oklahoma Baptist University, the 5-10 senior finished with 32 points. He was credited with seven assists and seven steals.
Six-foot-six, junior forward Caleb Feemster (Addison, Tx / Trinity Chr-Addison, Ranger College ) added four triples en route to a 20-point game. He has reached double-figures in nine of ten games, twice netting twenty or more.
He is making 41% of his attempts at three-pointers. His 2.9 treys per game ranks 13th in the NAIA.
MACU entered the game with a 3-0 mark in the Sooner Athletic Conference - their best start ever. The Evangels were held well under their 99 points per game average.
A complete report will be posted on Sunday. It will include the detailed accounts of the game, pictures, stats and quotes.
Fans will also be able to view hundreds of action photos of the game in a gallery by Moving Pictures at http://movingpictures.photoreflect.com
SAGU's overall record is now 9-1. They are the only unbeaten team at 2-0 in the S.A.C. To view the current standings, visit: http://www.soonerathletic.org/
The Evangels drop to 7-3 and 3-1.
Monday night the Lions travel to Bethany, a suburb of Oklahoma City, Ok., for a league game with Southwestern Christian University (5-4 / 1-1 in SAC). It begins at 8:00pm.