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February 6, 2020

Oklahoma City, OK- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) wrapped up their three-game road trip on Thursday as the battled Oklahoma City University (OCU). The #15 ranked Lions (18-3, 10-3) extended their winning streak to five games in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) as they beat the Stars (12-10, 5-8) by the score of 102-90.   

Kentton Williams scored 23 in a win over OCU

Top Performers

  • Nykolas Mason (SO/Frisco, TX) led the way for the Lions with a double-double as he scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
  • Kentton Williams (SR/Levelland, TX) scored 23 points and Josh Kashila (JR/Euless, TX) added 20 points of his own. Both players managed to snag seven rebounds each.
  • Mitchell McMullen (SR/San Antonio, TX) also hit double-figures with 14 points as he went 4-6 from three-point range.
  • SAGU dominated the glass 46-33.
  • The Lions shot 53% (37-69) from the field including 40% (9-22) from behind the arc.
  • Kashila led all players with 7 assists.'
  • The Lions shot 57% (19-33) from the foul line, clearly something they will look to improve upon moving forward.

Lions Review

  • OCU jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead on back-to-back three-point shots.
  • Mason answered with back-to-back baskets of his own to make it a one-possession game.
  • The Lions took their first lead (11-8) on a deep three-pointer by Williams with 15:19 to go in the first half.
  • Kashila and McMullen both cashed in from deep to allow the Lions to maintain a 19-16 lead.
  • SAGU would manage just six points over the next six minutes as OCU built a 32-25 lead.
  • Three straight scores by SAGU brought them to within one point at 32-31 with 4:31 left in the half.
  • OCU answered right back with a 7-0 run to give themselves some breathing room.
  • The Lions made it a one-possession game (41-38) thanks to a late basket by Mason right before the half.
  • Willams opened the second half with six-straight points by himself to give the Lions a 44-41 lead.
  • Mason followed suit with six-straight points of his own as the Lions held on tight to a two-point lead 50-48 with 16:56 remaining in the game.
  • A breakaway score by Mason forced OCU to take a timeout as SAGU took a 64-58 lead with 13:13 left in the game.
  • OCU kept battling as they tied the game 68-68 and again at 72-72.
  • The game stayed close until McMullen knocked down a huge three-pointer to give the Lions a 81-76 lead with 6:07 remaining.
  • SAGU followed it up with back-to-back three-pointers to stretch the lead to 87-78.
  • OCU made some mistakes down the stretch which led to SAGU baskets. The Stars were forced to foul and SAGU made them pay for it. The Lions got the win 102-90.

What’s Next

SAGU (18-3, 10-3) will finally make their way back to the Sheaffer Center to host Southwestern Christian (Okla.) (12-8, 5-7) on Saturday, February 8th at 3:45 pm.

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