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March 23, 2021
Kansas City, MO | Davyon Collins

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball earned a spot in the semifinals of the NAIA National Tournament that included a field of Lewis-Clark State, Shawnee State, and Saint Francis. The Lions matched up against Lewis-Clark State (LSC) on Monday in the second game of the night, and tension was high leading up until tip-off.

From the start, both teams made their presence known from the 3 point-line; the first 6 made shots of the game were 3-point field goals. The pace picked up tremendously from there, as LSC took a 15-point lead midway through the first half. The Lions were able to battle back, but heading into halftime LSC was leading 50-35. In the second half the Lions came out energized and ready to play, a couple big shots by Joshua Kashila brought the Lions within 10 points (55-45). That’s the closest the Lions would get as a big run by LSC pushed the lead and secured the game for them, with a final score of 83-56. An amazing season by the Lions has come to an end with them boasting a 13-3 record, a regular season conference championship and a semifinal appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.

Notable Performers

  • Noah Boling (SO/ Van Alstyne, TX) led the Lions in scoring with 11 points
  • Joshua Kashila (SR/ Euless, TX) finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds
  • Program’s second semifinals appearance (first in 2013)
  • The Lions outscored Lewis-Clark State in points in the paint (24-22) and bench points (17-12)

How it Happened

Team 1 2 T
Lewis-Clark State 50 33 83
SAGU 35 21 56

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