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February 1, 2020

Planview, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) hit the road again for their second meeting of the year with Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) opponent Wayland Baptist University (WBU). The Lions (10-9, 5-7) had their three-game win streak snapped as they fell to the Flying Queens (19-2, 11-1) by the score of 108-63.

Tamera Derrough scored 19 in a loss against WBU

Top Performers

  • Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) led the way for SAGU in scoring with 19 points.
  • Kiara Glenn (16) ( JR/ Ennis, TX ) and Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) (15) also scored in double-figures.
  • Rich also led the Lady Lions in rebounds with 8.
  • SAGU shot just 28% (22-77) from the floor including 22% (6-27).
  • SAGU was crushed on the glass as they lost the rebounding battle 65-36.

Lions Review

  • Glenn hit the first basket for the Lady Lions, but the Queens hit four early three-pointers to lead 12-3 with just under 7 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
  • WBU forced SAGU into a lot of tough shots as the Lions didn’t hit their second field goal of the game until Derrough hit a short jumper with roughly 3:00 minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
  • WBU led 27-11 moving into the 2 nd quarter.
  • The Flying Queens expanded the lead with a 15-7 run to open the half.
  • SAGU managed only nine more points the rest of the way as WBU took a 50-27 lead into halftime.
  • SAGU had to take a timeout after WBU opened the 3 rd quarter with three straight triples.
  • The Lady Lions hit a couple of baskets here and there but couldn’t cut into the WBU lead. They gave up easy transitions baskets as the WBU lead grew to 71-38 with 3:00 minutes left in the 3 rd quarter.
  • SAGU faced a massive 80-48 deficit to open the 4 th quarter.
  • The Lions just couldn’t get any stops as they continued to fall behind trailing 93-55 halfway through the final quarter.
  • The lead continued to hover around 40 points for WBU before they eventually won 108-63.

What’s Next

SAGU (10-9, 5-7) will finish their road trip against undefeated and nationally ranked Oklahoma City University on Thursday, February 6 th at 6:00 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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