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January 18, 2020

Moore, OK- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) traveled to Oklahoma to play #2 ranked Mid-American Christian University (MACU) on Saturday afternoon. The Lions (13-3, 5-3) had a lead late in the game, but couldn’t close it out. The Evangels (17-0, 8-0) avoided their first loss of the season as they hit their free-throws down the stretch to get the win 90-86.

Howard Turner scored 13 off the bench against MACU

Top Performers

  • Nykolas Mason ( SO/Frisco, TX ) put together another strong performance as he netted a game-high 36 points to go with 6 assists and 4 rebounds. He has scored 30+ points in three of his last four contests.
  • Josh Kashila (JR/Euless, TX ) scored 11 while pulling down a team-high 7 rebounds.
  • Howard Turner ( FR/Detroit, MI ) gave SAGU a big boost off the bench with 13 points and 6 rebounds of his own.
  • SAGU shot 44% (32-72) from the field including 38% (11-29) from behind the arc.
  • If the Lions have one weakness it has been free-throw shooting. It reared its ugly head in this one as they shot just 52% (11-21) from the charity stripe.

Lions Review

  • Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX ) hit the first basket of the game for SAGU, unfortunately, it came after seven scoreless minutes. MACU led 17-2 with 12:54 to go in the first half.
  • SAGU woke up quickly as they pieced together an 11-0 run of their own to cut the margin to 17-13.
  • A deep three by Howard Turner made it a one-possession game (20-17).
  • MACU converted a three-pointer of their own to push the lead to 33-24 with just under six minutes remaining.
  • The Lions roared back with a 13-4 run of their own to tie the game at 37-37 with 3:38 left in the first half.
  • MACU showed why they are a tough squad as they answered with a 10-2 run to take a 47-39 lead into halftime.
  • Mason scored 8 straight points to open up the 2 nd half as MACU led by just 2 points 47-45.
  • Kashila was money from deep as he hit a couple of key three-pointers to tie the game at 53-53 with about fifteen minutes left to play.
  • The Lions gave MACU everything they wanted as they began to heat up and put together another big run. This time it was a 12-7 run to give SAGU a 65-60 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.
  • Mitchell McMullen ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) scored five straight points as SAGU maintained a 72-66 lead with 5:53 to play.
  • Turner pulled down a huge offensive rebound for the Lions as they were clinging to a 78-75 advantage with 1:51 remaining.
  • MACU took advantage of back-to-back SAGU turnovers by hitting two massive shots from beyond the arc. MACU was on top just like that 81-78 with 1:02 left in the game.
  • Mason would rattle home a couple of late threes to give the Lions a chance. The score was 87-86 with :12 left, but  Mason couldn’t cash in the final seconds as the Lions tried to steal the win with another late three. MACU knocked down its free-throws and stayed undefeated 90-86.

What’s Next

The Lions (13-3, 5-3) will be back at the Sheaffer Center on SAGU’s campus for back-to-back home games against SAC opponents. They will begin their homestand on Thursday, January 23 rd at 7:45 pm against Central Christian University (8-7, 1-6).

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