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January 9, 2020

Bethany, OK- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) battled Southwestern Christian University (SCU) on the road Thursday night. The Lions (7-5, 2-3) were unable to handle the Eagles (10-2, 3-2) falling in defeat by the score of 75-63. The Lions currently sit in the seventh spot in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) standings.

Sydney Meador scored 15 points against SCU

Top Performers

  • Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) led the Lions in scoring with 15 points. Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) was right behind her with 14, Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) (12) and Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) (10) also cracked double digits.
  • Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) led both teams in rebounding with 10.
  • SAGU shot 36% (21-58) from the field which included 30% (4-13) from behind the arc.
  • SAGU had an advantage in bench scoring (18-10) but were outrebounded (33-28) and outscored in the paint (34-30) and in points off turnovers (19-13).

Lions Review

  • Lexi Rich made the first basket of the game for either team.
  • SAGU tied it (7-7) on a Tamera Derrough three-pointer with 4:27 in the first quarter.
  • The Lions closed the first quarter strong putting together a 9-4 run to win the first period 18-13.
  • Derrough cashed in from deep again to push the lead to eight 21-13.
  • SCU battled back but couldn’t get the lead under 5.
  • Glenn and Lauren Baker ( FR/Lexington, KY ) hit a couple of late buckets to give SAGU a 37-25 halftime lead.
  • Things changed quickly in the third as SCU went on a 17-6 run that left the Lions with just a one-point lead at 43-42 with 3:29 left in the third period.
  • Once the 4 th quarter started SAGU trailed 47-46
  • The teams were tied 50-50 at the 8:00 mark. Over the next three minutes, the teams would trade the lead three times.
  • SAGU went four minutes without a field goal make and trailed the Eagles 71-62 with under a minute remaining. It was too little, too late for the Lions.

What’s Next

The Lions (7-5, 2-3) will host a tough Oklahoma City University (11-0, 4-0) team that is ranked 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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