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January 23 , 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was back at the friendly confines of the Sheaffer Center in hopes of ending their four-game losing streak against Central Christian College (Kan.) (CCCK). The Lions (8-8, 3-6) were able to even up their overall record by beating the Tigers (5-11, 2-7) by the score of 91-70.

Tamera Derrough scores 20 in win over CCCK

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) hit seven three-point shots as she scored a game-high 34 points.
  • Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) posted her season-high in scoring with 20 points.
  • Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) (14) and Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) (13) also posted double-figure points.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL ) pulled down 10 rebounds.
  • The Lions were all over the glass as they snatched 53 rebounds compared to CCCK’s 41.
  • SAGU didn’t shoot it particularly well from the field 33% (31-80) 35% (11-31).

Lions Review

  • Rich and Derrough were the only Lions to score as they put together a 16-9 advantage with 5:27 left in the first quarter.
  • SAGU finished the quarter on an 8-2 run to take a 24-11 into the second quarter.
  • Rich would kickstart another run as the Lions were all over the Tigers 31-13.
  • The Lions lived at the free-throw line throughout the quarter going 8-9 to extend the lead 47-31 at the half.
  • CCCK hit a three to open the second half, but Rich hit back-to-back triples to take the wind out of the Tigers’ sails.
  • The Lions’ lead ballooned to 60-40 with 3:40 left in the third quarter.
  • An 11-2 run gave SAGU the commanding lead 71-42 entering the final quarter.
  • The Tigers battled until the end, but the Lions won comfortably 91-70.

Coach Phillips’ Thoughts

  • “It felt good to get back in the win column tonight. I was really proud of our effort on both ends of the floor. We had four players in double-digits and felt like we shared the ball really well tonight. It is time for things to start clicking for us so we can turn this thing around.”

What’s Next

SAGU (8-8, 3-6) look to get another win against Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) opponent Langston (Okla.) (5-7, 3-5) on Saturday 25 th at 2:00 pm at the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus.

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.

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