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February 1, 2020

Plainview, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) battled Wayland Baptist University (WBU) for the second time in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play on Saturday afternoon. The Lions (17-3, 9-3) are now on a four-game winning streak after beating the Pioneers (13-8, 6-6) by the score of 96-83.

Cortland Blake had 14 points off the bench against WBU

Top Performers

  • Josh Kashila ( JR/Euless, TX ) led the way with 23 points, followed by 21 from Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX )
  • Nyk Mason ( Frisco, TX ) (19), Cortland Blake ( FR/Fort Worth, TX ), and Darian Davis ( SR/Garland, TX ) also hit double-digit scoring.
  • Mason pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds for the Lions.
  • SAGU won the rebounding battle 36-31.
  • The Lions shot 60% (33-55) from the field including 54% (12-22) from beyond the arc.

Lions Review

  • SAGU jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead to gain the early momentum.
  • WBU came back immediately with six points of their own to tie the game.
  • WBU held their own as they kept the game within one possession at 16-13.
  • The Lions held a 20-13 lead with a little less than ten minutes remaining in the first half.
  • Cortland Blake hit three triples to ignite a 19-4 run over the next several minutes to give SAGU a commanding 39-17 lead with five minutes left before the half.
  • WBU stormed back with an 18-6 run of their own to cut the deficit to 43-35 at halftime.
  • SAGU established themselves early and often in the first five minutes of the second half. The Lions put together a huge 20-8 run to build the lead to 63-43.
  • The Pioneers chopped the lead down to 12 (71-59) with 8:13 left in the game.
  • WBU hit a triple with 3:57 left to trim the lead to single digits at 81-73.
  • Davis and Kashila were clutch down the stretch hitting their free throws to push the game out of reach for WBU.

What’s Next

SAGU (17-3, 9-3) will wrap up their three-game road trip Thursday February 5 th at 7:45 as they take on Oklahoma City University.

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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