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Waxahachie, Texas – November 19, 2016 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team won their opening game of the SAGU Classic on Friday evening.  The Lady Lions topped the University of the Southwest 63-43.

It was a team effort for the Lady Lions, one that head coach Tiffany Phillips was proud of, “I was happy we got to play our entire bench tonight and I saw some good things from them. Defensively we had moments were we looked very good and our man to man was very good and then there were times it didn’t look so good.”

The Lady Lions defense got off to a great start, holding to USW to only five points in the first quarter.  At halftime SAGU was ahead 34-15.

In the fourth quarter the Lady Mustangs outscored SAGU 15-10.

“I thought we played well for about three quarters and then our intensity was not there,” explained head coach Tiffany Phillips, “We have to be able to play well for 40 minutes if we are going to win big games.”

Senior Charity Page led the Lady Lions in scoring with 14 points.  Senior Laken Ward added six points and an impressive 18 rebounds.  Freshmen Lexi Rich and Taylor Sims both scored 12 points.  Sims had four assists.  Senior Alexis McAffee scored seven points while Magan Bush and Kaitlyn Gipson added six points each.

For Southwest, Cassandra Smith scored 15 points.

Up next for the Lady Lions, they will play Texas College at 4pm.

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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