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February 13, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Basketball team took to the court to host Mid-American Christian University (MACU) on Thursday night. This was the Lady Lions (11-11, 6-9) second meeting with the Evangels (17-8, 9-6) with the first coming down to the wire as MACU squeaked by with an 86-83 win. SAGU was able to even up the season series as they took the victory by the score of 76-74.

Lexi Rich scored 38 points in the win over MACU

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) scored a game-high 38 points,
  • Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) scored 22 points and Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) pitched in 10 points of her own.
  • Meador and Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) lead the Lions in rebounding with 9 boards.
  • MACU outrebounded SAGU 41-35.
  • SAGU shot 42% (28-66) including 39% (11-28) from behind the arc.
  • The Lady Lions took advantage of their offensive rebounds as they held a 20-13 advantage in second-chance points.

Lions Review

  • MACU scored the first 5 points of the game before Glenn got SAGU on the board.
  • Rich cashed in from beyond the arc to tie the game 5-5.
  • Glenn and Meador hit two three-pointers to give SAGU an 18-14 lead with 1:16 remaining in the quarter.
  • The Evangels got off to a quick start in the second quarter to take a 23-18 lead.
  • The Lady Lions got beat to a couple of loose balls and it allowed MACU to build a 34-24 advantage halfway through the second quarter.
  • SAGU battled back to cut the margin to 36-33 but were called for a couple of late fouls as MACU took a 38-33 lead into halftime.
  • Rich hit back-to-back three-pointers to open the second half energizing the Lady Lions. They cut the lead to 42-39 in the process.
  • The Evangels pushed the lead back to 51-43 with 6:43 left.
  • SAGU put together an 11-4 run to draw within one point of the lead at 55-54 with 3:16 left in the third quarter.
  • The Lady Lions were shut out the rest of the quarter as the Evangels took a 64-54 lead into the final quarter.
  • Meador hit a bucket to bring SAGU back within three points at 68-65 with 5:51 left in the game.
  • MACU seemed to have the answer once again as they pushed the lead to 74-67 with just over four minutes left in the game.
  • The Lady Lions closed the game on a 9-0 run capped by a runner in the lane by Rich to seal the deal for SAGU.

What’s Next

SAGU will now turn their focus to The University of Science & Arts (Okla.). The Lady Lions will play the Drovers on the road on Saturday February 15 th at 2:00 pm.

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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