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Waxahachie, TX

January 21, 2019 | Blake Cochran


Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) own Lexi Rich had a memorable week in January. Rich scored her 1000 point as a Lady Lion, became the Sooner Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week for Jan. 14-20, and NCCAA D1 national player of the week.

Rich is a junior guard from San Antonio, TX averaging 30.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists a contest in their two SAC games during the week. Her 39 point performance in an overtime loss to Oklahoma City University is the single-game scoring record at SAGU and the highest scoring game in the SAC so far.

On Saturday, Rich was 13-28 (46.4) from the field, 8-16 (50%) from 3-point range and 5-6 (83.3) from the free-throw line for her 39 point outing. During the game, the Lady Lions down by three with a few left in the game they called a timeout. They ran a sideline out of bounds play to get Rich the ball and she buried a 3 double teamed to send the game to overtime. She also had four rebounds and three assists during her 1,000 career point game.

The previous game, Rich had 21 points, six rebounds, and three assists in a 73-66 win verse Southwestern Christian University in Waxahachie.  

This season, Rich ranks second nationally in free throw percentage (91.9%), 2nd with 66 total 3s, 4th with an average of 3.47 3’s made per game, 7th in total scoring with 364 points, and 9th in points per game (19.16). In the conference, she is first in scoring, free-throw percentage and 3-pointers per game. 


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

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