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Waxahachie, Texas- February 18, 2016- The game between the Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team and Southwestern Christian was a big one for the Lady Lions.  Going into the contest both teams were tied for third place in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).  In the end, the Lady Eagles topped SAGU 68-50.  Now, SCU is sitting alone in third place in the SAC with a record of 9-6.  SAGU is tied for fourth place with John Brown with a record of 8-7.

Despite SAGU outrebounding SCU 41-33, the Lady Lions had a hard time getting their shots to fall.  SAGU was 23.5% from the three point line, going four for 17.  SCU nearly doubled that percentage, going eight for 18 at 44%.

For the first part of the first quarter, SAGU held the slim lead.  Almost five minutes into the game, Charity Page scored, sending SAGU up 8-4.  This would be SAGU’s biggest lead of the night.  At the end of the first, SAGU’s Taylor Hill hit a three pointer to tie the game at 12-all.

SCU was able to take the lead and keep it throughout the second quarter.  With 1:18 left in the half, SAGU’s YaYa Enabuluele hit a three to come within five points.  Unfortunately, SCU was able to answer with back-to-back baskets, making the score 31-21 at half.

Twice in the second half, SAGU was able to come within seven points.  The last time was with 8:22 left in the game when Alexis McAfee stole the ball and then made a basket.  SCU led 46-39.

SCU’s Eliora Johnson made a three pointer to regain a ten point lead.  In the last eight minutes, SCU outscored SAGU 22-11.

SAGU was led by Charity Page with 19 points.  Page also had 15 rebounds. Bethany Krock added eight points and three steals.

SCU’s Maranda Janz scored 20 points.

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, SAGU will host Texas Wesleyan University at 3pm.  Earlier in the season, SAGU topped TWU, 63-49.  TWU is currently 3-12 in the SAC and 8-17 overall.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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