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Four teams play two games apiece in less than 24 hours

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The annual SAGU Basketball Classic is less than a month away and the anticipation is building.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University will again host the event, which will feature four women’s teams from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

The Lady Lions will open their season earlier in the same week as the SAGU Classic, which is slated for Friday and Saturday, November 8-9.

Their season tip-off is on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when the Lady Lions play host to Dallas Christian College at 6:00pm (CST).

The men's team will play DCC at 8:00pm in the third annual Texas Snowstorm

The games will be broadcast in HD by SAGU Sports Live.

As for the Classic, the other three teams will be Texas Wesleyan University, LSU-Shreveport and McPherson College (Ks).

Texas Wesleyan and SAGU are new members in the Sooner Athletic Conference, while Louisiana State University in Shreveport hails from the Red River Athletic Conference.

McPherson plays in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Three of the competing teams are led by coaches who have been at their present school for years. McPherson hired their coach, Gordon Reimer, during the summer.

The Field:

Team Mascot 2012-2013 Record        Head  Coach
LSU-Shreveport Lady Pilots 25-6       Ronnie Howell
McPherson College Bulldogs 14-15       Gordon Reimer
SAGU Lady Lions 9-21       Arlon Beadles
Texas Wesleyan Lady Rams 21-10       Bill Franey

The Schedule

Friday / Nov. 8
6:00pm     Texas Wesleyan - vsLSU-Shreveport
8:00pm     SAGU - vsMcPherson College

Saturday / Nov. 9
3:00pm     McPherson College - vsTexas Wesleyan
5:00pm     SAGU - vs - LSU-Shreveport

A complete preview of the SAGU team will be posted on-line on Monday, November 4.

Fans will be introduced to the team at Midnight Madness, Thursday, October 24, at 11:30pm.

Saturday night (Oct. 26), following the football game, the Lady Lions will battle an Alumni team in the Sheaffer Center at 7:00pm, ninety-minutes before the men’s alumni game (8:30pm). The pair of Alumni games are part of the Homecoming weekend festivities.  

SAGU plays host to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in the 2:00pm football game.

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