Sagu News

Get Monthly Content


Muskogee, Oklahoma – February 11, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team traveled to Bacone College looking for revenge after an early December loss to the Lady Warriors.  SAGU was able to come up with a big win and topped BC, 70-61. SAGU is now 15-9 overall and 8-5 in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).  Bacone is 18-4 overall and 4-9 in the SAC.

The first quarter remained close.  With nearly one minute left in the quarter, BC’s Brittany Edwards hit a three to tie the game at nine.  SAGU was able to quickly answer and Bethany Krock scored a three to end the quarter up by three, 12-9.

The momentum in the second quarter continued to build in the Lady Lions favor and they quickly jumped to a double digit lead.  In the second quarter, SAGU outscored Bacone, 20-7.  At halftime the Lady Lions were up, 32-16.

After SAGU’s Laken Ward hit a field goal in the first 15 seconds of the third quarter, the Lady Lions led by 20 points or more for the remainder of the third.  However, the 23 point lead at the end of the third didn’t last for the remainder of the game explains head coach Tiffany Phillips , “We stared off the game well and started off the third quarter well but Bacone started hitting some tough shots and we allowed their press to affect us. We have to be more mentally tough in those types of situations.”

In the final ten minutes of the game Bacone went on a 26-11 scoring spree.  In the end, SAGU only had a nine point lead on the Lady Warriors.  But in the end, a win is a win and Phillips is happy about that fact, “I’m glad for the win tonight and glad we found a way to fight through some adversity at the end of the game but we have to do a better job of putting a full 40 minutes together on any given night.”

SAGU scoring was led by Charity Page who had 17 points. Laken Ward and Bethany Krock each added 14 points.  Ward also had eight rebounds.

For Bacone, Ashley Barry-Wallace scored 16 points.

The Lady Lions will continue to look to avenge early-season losses when they host John Brown University on Saturday, February 12, 2016.  In early December, JBU topped the Lady Lions 71-67.  JBU is 14-11 overall and 7-6 in the SAC.  Game time is at 1pm.  Saturday is Community Appreciation Day.  All residents of south Dallas are welcome to show a local driver’s license for free entry into the game.

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, Sports Information, [email protected]

Back to Top