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December 17, 2019

Alexis Casher recorded a double-double against LSUS

Shreveport, LA- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Basketball team were able to get back into action against LSU-Shreveport (LSUS) after a two-week break since their last contest. The Lions (5-3, 1-1) were able to grind out a victory on the road against the Pilots (8-3, 4-0) by the score of 69-59.

Top Performer

  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL) and Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) both had double-doubles (Casher 14 pts/12 rebs and Greene 14 pts/11 rebs).
  • The SAGU starters scored 65 of their 69 points (94%).
  • The Lions shot 85% (17-20) from the free-throw line compared to just 64% (16-25) by the Pilots.
  • SAGU shared the ball well and tallied 16 assists to just 7 by LSUS.
  • SAGU enjoyed a +7 (17-10) advantage in offensive rebounding and a +13 advantage in total rebounding (45-32).

Lion Review

  • Both teams came out a little sluggish. There was a series of misses, turnovers, and shaky ball handling. The score was tied 2-2 with nearly three minutes gone in the first quarter.
  • Each team traded baskets until Sydney Meador ( JR/ Denton, TX ) knocked down a three-point to make it 11-6. Unfortunately for SAGU they went cold and didn’t score the rest of the period taking an 11-10 lead into the 2 nd period.
  • The second quarter featured much of the same game flow. The biggest lead for either team was four points. Thanks to an LSUS three-pointer near the end of the quarter the game was tied at 25 at halftime.
  • SAGU saw balanced scoring at the beginning of the third quarter as four different Lions scored pushing them to a 33-30 advantage.
  • Casher pushed the Lions’ lead to six at 41-35, but the Pilots answered the SAGU run to lead 44-41 with under 2 minutes to play in the third quarter.
  • SAGU used a 7-2 run to open the final quarter, but with 6:43 left in the game the Lions lead was cut to one at 57-56
  • Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) pushed the lead back to six at 64-58 with 3:29 left. LSUS would continue to battle, but the Lions went 5-6 from the free-throw line when it counted the most to win the game 69-59.

What’s Next

SAGU (5-3, 1-1) will be back on the road to close out 2019 when they take on Paul Quinn College (3-8, 1-2) on December 30 th at 2 pm in Dallas, TX.

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.

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