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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

mills-blks-macu-shotWAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Southwestern Assemblies of God University plays host to a college basketball doubleheader on Thursday when John Brown University (Ark) visits the Sheaffer Center.

It begins with a 6:00pm (CST) women’s game between SAGU (8-8 overall, 2-4 in SAC) and the Golden Eagles (11-3 / 3-2 in SAC).

JBU is ranked No. 16 in the NAIA. Two of their three losses were on the road to ranked teams.

At approximately 8:00pm the men’s teams meet. JBU (12-3 / 2-3 in SAC) and Lions (13-1 / 6-0) could prove to be a highly contested, highly entertaining duel.

The Golden Eagles were recently ranked as high as No. 7 following a 10-0 start. SAGU began the year at No. 5 in the preseason poll before rising to No. 2 a week ago.

Fans can watch the game on-line in HD at www.sagu.edu/sagutv

The SAGU Sports Live broadcast begins with a pre-game show at 5:45pm with host Rob Price and color analyst Tim Roberts. The men’s pre-game starts at 7:45pm.

A LiveStats webcast, which is a digital version of the game’s score, clock, play-by-play as well as real-time team and player statistics.

SAGU’s Lucius Howington II supplies this service at: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Webcasts.aspx?association=10

It is the last home game until February 8. SAGU hits the road for five straight games after Thursday night.

WOMEN’S GAME (rank in SAC)

Offense Average:   JBU 69.2 (6), SAGU 62.1 (10)
Defense Avg. Yield:   JBU 52.6 (1), SAGU 60.5 (3)
Free Throw Pct.:   JBU .695 (3), SAGU .668 (7),
Three-Pointers Per Game:   JBU 9.5 (1), SAGU 5.0 (7)
Offensive Rebounds Per Game: SAGU 13.6 (6), JBU 12.5 (9)

JBU Top Scorers:   Sierra Shipley 15.4, Brooke Barker 11.0, Kortni Barenberg 10.6, Eliana Fernandez 9.1, Lauren Rogers 6.3
SAGU Top Scorers:   Nia Winston 18.3, Jirah Rodrigez 7.8, Taylor Hill 7.8, Charity Page 4.8, Laken Ward 4.6, Shaquita Roberts 4.4
JBU Three Pointers:   Shipley 38, Rogers 20, Barenberg 17, Fernadez 15, Barker 13
SAGU Three Pointers:   Winston 36, Rodriguez 17, Hill 16, Monica Dorsey 3, three others with 2.

MEN’S GAME (rank in SAC)

Offense Average:   JBU 85.8 (5), SAGU 82.1 (7)
Defense Avg. Yield:   SAGU 70.7 (2), JBU 77.7 (5)
Free Throw Pct.:   SAGU .711 (3), JBU .642 (10)
Three-Pointers Per Game:   SAGU 9.2 (2), JBU 7.8 (5)
Offensive Rebounds Per Game:   SAGU 15.0 (1), JBU 11.5 (7)

JBU Top Scorers:   Kofi Josephs 18.9, Gilbert Gyamfi 18.1, Max Hopfgartner 15.0, Nate Anderson 10.5, Kurtis Phillips 9.5.
SAGU Top Scorers:   Dominique Rambo 25.2, Jonathan Walter 16.9, Caleb Feemster 14.9, Caleb Gentry 14.1, Daniel Mills 8.4.
JBU Three-Pointers:   Josephs 44, Phillips 27, Gyamfi 15, Hopfgartner 11, Zach English 9
SAGU Three Pointers:   Feemster 41, Gentry 19, Walter 14, Rambo 14, Mills 11.

Contact:  Mark “Link” Warde, SAGU Sports Information Director, at mwarde@sagu.edu or at 469-658-2847.
 

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