SAGU drops opener, 84-64, in OKC
BETHANY, Oklahoma -- Despite controlling the boards in convincing fashion, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University women's basketball team finished on the wrong side of an 84-64 decision against the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma on Friday night.
The game was part of the Southwestern Christian University Classic in a western suburb of Oklahoma City. It was the season opener for both schools.
USAO led from the outset, establishing a 46-28 advantage at the half. The Lady Drovers went on to make 46% of their shots.
They took better care of the basketball, making only eight turnovers; SAGU had 18, to hold the Lady Lions at bay the rest of the night.
The Purple Pride won the battle of the boards, 43-33, but struggled with match-up problems against Science & Arts. The Drovers (a person who drives cattle to market) had two players score over twenty points while limiting SAGU to 41% shooting.
A complete report will be posted following SAGU's next game. They will face the tourney hosts, Southwestern Christian, at 5:00pm on Saturday. The Lady Eagles were clipped by Friends University (Ks), 46-30, on Friday night.
SAGU will host their own tournament next weekend, November 9-10.