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January 2, 2020

Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Basketball team was in action for the first time since the turn of the new year. Wayland Baptist University (WBU) visited the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus Thursday night. The Lions (6-4, 1-2) fell to WBU (9-2, 2-1) by the score of 74-55.

Brianna Wells gave some valuable bench minutes scoring 4 points against WBU

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) lead the Lions in scoring with 12 points followed by Tamera Derrough ( SO/ Mansfield, TX ) who chipped in 11 points of her own. No other Lions player scored in double figures.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/ Irvington, AL ) battled on the boards all night and finished with 10 rebounds.
  • SAGU shot 38% (8-21) from the three-point line, but only 27% (20-72) on two-point field goals.
  • SAGU got a boost from their subs as they managed 24 bench points.

Lions Review

  • WBU hopped out to a quick 8-2 start thanks to a couple of long-range shots that fell.
  • Sydney Meador ( JR/ Denton, TX ) and Lexi Rich kept the Lions afloat early as they narrowed the margin at 8-9 with 4:53 left in the first quarter.
  • The teams traded baskets down the stretch as WBU led after one quarter 16-13.
  • SAGU scored the first basket of the 2 nd quarter but fell behind quickly thanks to a 12-5 run by WBU.
  • The WBU lead was 28-18 with 3:45 left before halftime. The Lions clawed back into it as the closed the half with a 9-2 run to trail by only three (30-27) at halftime.
  • Phillipa Greene ( JR/ Freeport, Bahamas ) made it a one-point game (30-29) as she scored a quick layup to open up the third quarter.
  • SAGU went cold from the field failing to score over the next five minutes. WBU opened up a 39-29 lead with 4:09 left in the third quarter.
  • Derrough was the only Lady Lion to score from that point on as she cashed in on two three-pointers. SAGU was down 48-35 heading into the final quarter.
  • Brianna Wells ( SO/Conway, AR ) made a jumper to cut the lead to 50-43, but WBU pieced together a 13-5 run to take a 63-48 with 3:43 left in the game.
  • SAGU could not trim the lead below double-digits the rest of the way as they fell 74-55.

What’s Next

SAGU (6-4, 1-2) will continue SAC play as they host Oklahoma Panhandle State University (4-6, 0-2) at the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus on Saturday, January 4 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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