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January 30, 2020

Goodwell, OK- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Basketball team traveled to Goodwell, Oklahoma on Thursday night to battle Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU). The Lions (10-8, 5-6) pushed their win streak to three games as they defeated the Aggies (5-15, 0-11) by the score of 81-77.

Sydney Meador scored 29 points in the win over OPSU

Top Performers

  • Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) led all scorers with 29 points.
  • Lexi Rich ( SR/ San Antonio, TX ) (19) and Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) (17) also managed to score in double figures.
  • SAGU won the rebounding battle 40-32.
  • Phillipa Green ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) led all players with 12 boards.
  • Glenn also led the Lady Lions with 6 assists.

Lions Review

  • OPSU got off to a quick start by draining two long-range shots taking a 6-2 advantage on SAGU with just over a minute gone in the game.
  • The Lady Lions put together a massive 14-3 run to take a 16-9 lead halfway through the 1 st quarter.
  • Lauren Baker ( FR/Lexington, KY ) added a couple of baskets at the end of the first quarter to extended the lead to 24-14 as the teams moved toward the 2 nd quarter.
  • OPSU came alive with a 13-6 run to open the 2 nd quarter and cut it to a single possession game with 3:33 left before halftime.
  • SAGU would carry a 37-35 lead at half thanks to six straight points by Meador.
  • Each team would trade baskets to open the 3 rd quarter until Glenn gave the Lady Lions some breathing room at 48-42.
  • An OPSU 7-0 run gave them their first lead of the 2 nd half with 4:33 left to go in the third.
  • Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) would score at the end of the quarter to cut the OPSU lead to 57-56.
  • Rich and Glenn combined for a crucial 8 points over the next several minutes to give SAGU a 67-60 lead with 6:21 left in the game.
  • Greene gave the Lady Lions a nine-point lead with just under 3:00 minutes left.
  • OPSU would not go away without a fight as they found themselves down 77-75 with 1:25 in the game.
  • Clutch free-throws by Rich and Meador sealed the deal for SAGU as they won 81-77.

What’s Next

SAGU (10-8, 5-6) will look to avenge their earlier loss to Wayland Baptist University as they battle the Flying Queens in Planview, TX on Saturday, February 1 st at 2:00 pm.

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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