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January 11, 2019

Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was back in action on Saturday night as they played host to a familiar Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) foe, the Stars of Oklahoma City University (OCU). The Lions (12-2, 4-2) were able to hold off the charge of the Stars (8-6, 2-4) to win 83-73.

Josh Kashila scores 30 and pulls down 15 rebounds in win over OCU

Top Performers

  • On a night where Josh Kashila ( JR/Euless, TX ) was honored for scoring 1,000 career points, he added to it with another monster performance scoring 30 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.
  • Nyk Mason ( SO/Frisco, TX ) added 18 points of his own and Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX) was also solid with 14 points and 9 rebounds.
  • SAGU owned the glass as they outrebounded the Stars 46-29.
  • The Lions shot 47% (30-62) from the field, including 28% (8-28) from behind the arc.
  • SAGU cashed in on their offensive rebounds as they scored 11-second chance points to just 4 by OCU.

Lions Review

  • Kentton Williams put SAGU on the board first with an easy bucket in the paint.
  • The two teams battled back and forth and found themselves tied 14-14 with 10:54 left in the first half.
  • The Stars put together a quick 6-0 run but was immediately answered with a 7-0 run by SAGU that was capped by a massive alley-oop jam by Mason. The Lions lead 21-20 with just under 8:00 remaining before halftime.
  • The teams traded the lead over the next couple minutes, but a long three-pointer by Kashila gave SAGU a 34-29 lead.
  • OCU battled back and kept it a two-possession game at halftime 37-33.
  • Williams scored a quick five points to open up the half as SAGU led 42-35.
  • OCU battled back once again to make it 42-41, but once again it was Williams that answered to make it 44-41 with 16:14 left.
  • Mason scored 10 of the Lions 12 points during one stretch to give SAGU a 62-53 lead with 7:56 left in the game.
  • OCU hit a late three-pointer to cut the lead to 78-73, but late free throws by Noah Boling ( FR/Van Alstyne, TX ) and Darian Davis ( SR/Garland, TX ) clinched the game for the Lions.

What’s Next

SAGU (12-2, 4-2) will continue their homestand against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (7-8, 2-4) on Thursday, January 16 th at 7:45 at the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus.

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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