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Belton, Texas- December 18, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lady Lions were edged out by University of Mary Hardin-Baylor , 70-66.  At one point in the fourth quarter the Lady Lions were ahead by two.

In the first quarter, SAGU got off to a slow start.  UMBH went on a six to zero run to lead by eight with 4:19 to play in the first.

The Lady Lions were able to come back and tie the game 19-19 early in the second quarter.  The rest of the first half remained very close, with each team exchanging small leads.  At halftime, the Lady Crusaders were up 36-35.

With 6:13 left in the game, SAGU’s Dy’Teesha Diggles made a basket to tie the game at 58.  In the final 2:34, UMHB went on a 7-4 run to win the game.

“I really thought we had chances to win tonight. I very much believe in this team and I know they believe they can win but we have to learn how to win the big games. We have to get the big stop, make the big shot, or grab the big rebound and I know it will come but it’s not always easy waiting for that,” says head coach Tiffany Phillips, “I know we are close but it’s time to be there.”

SAGU was led by senior Taylor Hill with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.  Senior Bethany Krock also added 17 points.

The Lady Lions are now 6-6 for the season.  SAGU will take off the rest of 2015.  On Monday, January 4, 2016, they will travel to St. Thomas Universit y (4-6).  Game time is at 2:00pm.

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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