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February 8, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) were back at the Sheaffer Center after a tough three-game road trip. The Lady Lions (10-11, 5-9)  couldn’t defend home court against the Eagles (16-6, 8-6) as they fell by the score of 79-63.

Sydney Meador score 17 in a loss to SCU

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) led the way in scoring for the Lady Lions with 19 points.
  • Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) (17) and Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) (10) were the only other Lady Lions to crack double-figure scoring.
  • Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for SAGU
  • SAGU shot poorly from the field 29% (19-65) including 30% (8-26) from behind the arc.
  • The Lady Lions were outrebounded 43-36

Lions Review

  • The Lady Lions fell behind quickly 7-0 before Coach Phillips had to call a timeout to regroup.
  • Meador and Derrough hit back to back three-point shots as SAGU trimmed the lead to 11-8.
  • SCU posted another 7-0 run to push the lead to 18-8.
  • Greene hit a late basket to cut the lead to 21-15 SCU after one quarter.
  • Rich hit two long-range shots, followed up by one from Lauren Baker to vault the Lions back into the game, now down just 25-24.
  • SCU created some separation, but Rich cashed in again from deep to cut it to a one possession game 35-32 with 3:27 left before the half.
  • SCU closed on a 6-0 run to take a 41-32 lead into the locker room.
  • The Eagles maintained an eight-point lead throughout the third quarter before pushing out to 15 as they took a 61-45 advantage into the final quarter.
  • SAGU couldn’t cut into the lead in the fourth quarter as SCU took the win 79-63.

What’s Next

SAGU (10-11, 5-9) will be back in action on Thursday night February 13 th at 6:00 pm as they battle Mid-American Christian University at the Sheaffer Center.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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