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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball Sooner Athletic Conference Wayland Baptist University

Bostwick was proud of the team effort throughout the entire game, “It was nice to see two good halves of basketball and our team finally finish off a good opponent. We have had some big leads this season and let opponents back into the game. We remained focused on the defensive end of the floor which allowed us to pull away.”

Within the first five minutes of play, the Lions quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead.  During those first five minutes, senior Keyunta Watkins scored two three pointers.  The biggest lead in the first half came with 5:37 left to play after Adrian Palacios made a basket to extend SAGU’s lead 34-14.

In the second half SAGU’s lead continued to stay over 20 points for the majority of the time.  With 7:01 left to play, Key Watkins made a three pointer to give SAGU a 32 point safety net.

“I really feel that the bench was huge in our success as Lance (Tipton), Dareny (Sims), and Josh Swearingin all gave major contributions to the win. It will take that kind of focused effort again Saturday and the rest of the season for us to finish strong,” explains Bostwick.

Both Josh Swearingin and Lance Tipton came off the bench to score in the double digits.  Swearingin had 14 points and Tipton scored 10 points.  Keyunta Watkins led the Lions, scoring 21 points.  Kennton Williams had 10 rebounds for SAGU.

For WBU, Joshua Throns led in scoring with 14 points.

The race for first in the SAC is still extremely close.  SAGU and Texas Wesleyan are both tied for first place with a 10-5 SAC record.  There is a three-way tie for second place between Oklahoma City, Southwestern Christian and University of Science & Arts-Oklahoma.  Each second place team has a 9-6 record.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, SAGU will travel to the reigning NAIA National Champions in Mid-America Christian University.  MACU is currently 5-10 in the SAC.  Game time is at 5pm.

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 www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, ntris[email protected]

 
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