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March 21, 2021
Kansas City, MO | Davyon Collins
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Men’s basketball picked up two huge wins over the weekend against Morningside College and Carroll College. While both games had two completely different playing styles, the Lions were able to adapt and show their versatility. In the Morningside College matchup, both teams were locked in on the offensive side of the ball with the Lions going into halftime with a 44-43 lead. The second half was similar, but the Lions were able to close out the game in part to a late run and defensive stops; the final score was 90-85. Saturday night’s game featured Carroll College in a game of possessions. Both teams grinded it out in a low scoring game that had multiple lead changes, Carroll was able to take a two-point lead going into halftime 37-35. The Lions came out in the second half and outscored Carroll 38-28; winning the game 73-65. In the final five minutes of the game, the Lions only allowed three points; finishing the game on a 14-3 run. Finishing games have been a signature for the Lions throughout the entirety of the season. As they make a late run at the National Championship this will be a key thing to look out for. On the road to the semifinals the Lions have beaten three top 25 teams and will look to add Lewis-Clark State to the list Monday night at 8:00pm. 

Notable Performers Against Carroll College
  • Joel Polius (SR/ Castries, St Lucia) was excellent in the win against Carroll with 27 points and 10 rebounds 
  • Joshua Kashila (SR/ Euless, TX) added 13 points and 7 assists
  • Both Isaiah Boling (14 points) & Nathan Bailey (11 points) were pivotal down the stretch for the Lions
  • Program's second quarterfinal appearance (first in 2013)
  • The Lions converted 13 Carroll turnovers for 15 points
 
How it Happened

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The Next Step
  • The Lions will play Lewis-Clark State College in the semifinal round of the NAIA National Tournament Monday, March 22nd. Start time is scheduled for 8:00pm
 
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