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February 4, 2019 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) basketball teams returned home for their Saturday matchup against Mid-America Christian University . The women are now in sole position of 3rd place after their 68-64 victory against MACU. The men dropped their third conference game in a row losing 60-73, they now sit in 7th tied with Oklahoma Panhandle State in the Sooner Athletic Conference .

Sydney Meador and Lexi Rich both had 22 points on the day combining for 44 of their 68 points. This tied Meador’s career high as a Lady Lion in points when she poured in 22 against Central Christian College January 12th. This is Rich’s 5th 20+ point game in their last six contest. DyTeesha Diggles led the Lady Lions in rebounding with eight and blocks with three. Alexis Shannon of MACU kept them in the game behind her 25 points and 10 rebounds, she is second in the SAC in scoring behind Lexi Rich.

The men were caught on a bad shooting night being held to 23 points in the first half and 3-21 from three during the game for 14.3%. Nyk Mason and Darian Davis had 32 points of the Lions 60; Mason led SAGU with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Davis had 15 points, five rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 26+ minutes. Dareny Sims was everywhere on the court grabbing 12 rebounds which is a career-high for Sims. They will get Texas Wesleyans best shot on Tuesday as they are sneaking up in the conference standings trying to land a spot in the SAC tournament.

Tuesday night games will be in Waxahachie as Texas Wesleyan visits the Lions; the women start at 6 pm and the men will tip off at 8 pm.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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