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Waxahachie, Texas- November 5, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team defeated Dallas Christian College (DCC), 77-36. Dallas Christian was the first of three games in three days for the Lady Lions.

Head coach Tiffany Phillips is impressed with the intensity of her team, “The women’s basketball team is playing with incredible effort and passion.  It’s like each offensive possession or defensive play is a small game within itself.  They are showing a great amount of effort to win each small game and it’s exciting to watch.”

SAGU jumped on top of the Lady Crusaders early on, scoring 19 points in the first quarter.  SAGU ended the first quarter with a score of 19-6.  Despite the early lead, SAGU was 6 for 22 from the field, shooting only 27%.  By the end of the game SAGU increased their shooting percentage to 40%.

Junior Laken Ward scored 16 points in the game.  Ward also had nine rebounds Charity Page had 10 points and eight rebounds. Dy’Teesha Diggles led in rebounding, pulling in 10 defensive rebounds in the game. Alexis McAfee had three steals.

The Lady Lions will end a busy week hosting the SAGU Classic.  SAGU will play University of St. Thomas-Houston on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8pm.  On Saturday, November 7, 2015 the Lady Lions will play Oklahoma Wesleyan 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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