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Siloam Springs, Arkansas- December 5, 2015- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team continued their undefeated streak in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) after beating John Brown University (JBU), 81-69.  SAGU is now 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the SAC.  JBU is 5-2 overall and 0-2 in the SAC.

“We played our best game of the year as a team.  Defensively and offensively we worked together, executed and put together a nice SAC road win.  JBU has a nice team,” says head coach Donnie Bostwick .

The Lions jumped to an early lead and held it for the game.  With 0:39 left in the half, SAGU’s Keyunta Watkins put the Lions up by 14 after two made free throws.  JBU answered with three free throws in a row.  At halftime, the Lions were up 40-29.

SAGU’s lead grew to 22 points after Micah Gentry made a three point shot with 1:06 left to play.  In the final 0:50, JBU scored seven points, but it wasn’t enough to change the outcome of the game.  The Lions topped the Golden Eagles 81-69.

SAGU junior Keyunta Watkins scored 24 points. Tyler Pate had 14 points, Rishaad Alexander and Emmanuel Adoyi both added 13 points.  Adoyi also had 10 rebounds.

JBU’s Ricky Roberts had 17 points.

On Monday, December 7, 2015, the Lions will host Jarvis Christian College (1-5).  Earlier in the season SAGU played at JCC and won 79-78.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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