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Waxahachie, TX

December 3, 2018 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) basketball teams redeemed their selves Saturday when the Warriors from Bacone College visited Waxahachie . The women and men both defeated Bacone by 15 or more points to bump them up in the Sooner Athletic Conference standings.

The women won three of the four quarters by double-digits behind a 111-55 win to bring their 2018-2019 record to 5-3 and 1-1 in the SAC. The Lady Lions had nine players with more than five points behind their 56 point victory; Lexi Rich (23), DyTeesha Diggles (16), Eva Atunuwa (16), Jenna Price (11), Mckenzie Martin (10), Kiara Glenn (9), Erika Johnson (7), Briana Chambers (6), and Tamera Derrough (6) . The Warriors were unable to box out Price and Atumuwa as they both had five offensive rebounds: Price led SAGU with 11 total rebounds for her second consecutive double-double. Glenn, Rich, and Derrough all had more than five assists on the day for a team total of 33 which was 20 more than Bacone. The Lady Lions won nearly every statistical category on Saturday; field goal percentage (51.1% to 32.7%), offensive rebounds (23 to 8), total rebounds (53 to 33), assists (33 to 13), turnovers (5 to 27), blocks (2 to 1), and dead balls (2 to 0). After this victory, it extends their streak to winning four of their last five.

The men got back in the win column behind an 83-68 victory Saturday night against the Warriors, the Lions got up by 31 with less than four minutes left in the first half and a margin Bacone would be unable to come back from. They shot 68% from the field and 50% from three in the first 20 minutes. Returning players, Josh Kashila and Darian Davis led the way for SAGU as Kashila had 22 points on 11 shots, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists. Davis had 18 points in 26 minutes of play (6-10 FG, 2-4 3-PT, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one steal. Freshman, Nyk Mason also had a double-digit outing with 17 points, four rebounds, and two blocks. Dareny Sims also played well behind seven points, six steals, four assists, and one rebound. The Warriors were led by returning forward, Christian Brown with 18 points and five rebounds. The Lions remain in the top-ten nationally in steals per game, total steals, scoring offense per game, assists per game, and field goal percentage.

Both teams will be off for 12 days before they travel to Oklahoma City to face SAC opponent Mid-America Christian University on December 13th. The women will start at 6 pm, and the men will follow shortly after. Their next home games will be two days after as University of Science and Arts come to SAGU for a 2 pm women tipoff and 4 pm men start time.

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

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