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December 4, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) welcomed Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) to the Sheaffer Center on Saturday afternoon. The Lions (10-2, 2-2) were able to get their second straight win in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play and fourth straight win overall after they blew past OPSU (3-8, 0-4) by the score of 87-57.

Nyk Mason scored 22 in blowout against OPSU

Top Performers

  • Nyk Mason ( SO/Frisco, TX ) led all scorers with 22 points on 11-15 shooting.
  • There were three other Lions in double figures, Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX ), Cody Farmer ( SO/ San Antonio, TX ), and Josh Kashila ( JR/ Euless, TX ) all scored 11 points.
  • Kentton Williams also led SAGU in rebound (8) and assists (6).
  • SAGU dominated the paint scoring 42 points.
  • The Lions’ bench played a pivotal role in the outcome of the game as they added 37 points.
  • SAGU made the Aggies pay for their mistakes as they turned 27 turnovers into 28 points.
  • The Lions were stingy of defense totaling 25 steals. They shared the ball well posting 277 assists.

Lions Review

  • Williams got the Lions on the board early tying the game 2-2.
  • Kashia scored 5 straight points to give SAGU an 11-6 lead with under 15:00 minutes left in the half.
  • Mason scored 10 of the next 13 points to give the Lions a 24-12 advantage with 7 minutes left in the half.
  • SAGU pieced together a 17-5 run to take a commanding 41-19 lead into halftime.
  • Mason capped off another 16-8 SAGU scoring run with a dazzling windmill dunk to push the margin to 55-27 with 14:26 left in the game.
  • OPSU didn’t score for the next 5 minutes as SAGU saw their lead balloon to 70-27 with 9:14 remaining.
  • Coach Deal cleared his bench and got quality minutes for his entire bench. They were able to hold their own as they maintained the lead. SAGU scored a solid team win with a 30-point victory 87-57.

What’s Next

SAGU (10-2, 2-2) is in the thick of SAC play and will travel to Bethany, OK to in search of their next win as they take on Southwestern Christian University (8-2, 2-1) on Thursday, January 9 th at 7:45.

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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