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March 3, 2020

Plainview, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Basketball team was on the road for the opening round of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) Tournament as they battled Wayland Baptist University (WBU). The Lady Lions (14-15, 8-12) were unable to advance in the tournament as they lost to the Flying Queens (29-2, 19-1) by the score of 106-63.

Alexis Casher posted 11 points and 14 rebounds against WBU

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) led the way for the Lions in scoring with 20 points.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL ) was the only other SAGU player to score in double figures. She posted another double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) led the Lady Lions in assists with 4.
  • SAGU was dominated on the glass 56-40.
  • SAGU shot 29% (23-79) from the field including 20% (6-30) from behind the arc.

Lions Review

  • SAGU hit their first three-pointer, but WBU rattled off 12 straight points to take a 12-3 lead with a little over five minutes left in the opening quarter.
  • Casher and Glenn would continue to attack the basket and get themselves to the free-throw line, but WBU stayed hot from behind the arc extending the lead 21-7.
  • The Flying Queens continued to foul which gave SAGU some opportunities to cut into the lead. Unfortunately, the Lady Lions trailed 29-12 after one quarter.
  • A 10-4 run to start the second quarter pushed the lead to 39-16.
  • Jayne Carr ( FR/Canton, TX ) nailed a three-pointer, but WBU had the answer on the other end as the Flying Queens were dominating 50-21 with 3:00 minutes before the half.
  • Lauren Baker ( FR/Lexington, KY ) closed the half with five points of her own, but SAGU was down 60-30 at the break.
  • Rich scored six quick points out of the gate, but WBU answered with two triples which kept the deficit at 66-36.
  • Rich’s first triple cut the lead to 70-43 with 4:26 left in the third quarter.
  • SAGU kept chipping away getting the lead down 71-47 forcing WBU to take a timeout to stop the momentum.
  • The Flying Queen collected themselves and closed on a 10-0 run to push the lead back out to 81-47 entering the final quarter.
  • WBU added another 10-3 run to open the quarter to push the lead over forty at 91-50.
  • WBU went over triple digits with the score at 101-59 and went on to win 106-63.

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