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January 2, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) kicked off the new year by hosting Sooner Athletic Conference opponent Wayland Baptist University (WBU). The Lions (9-2, 1-2) were able to get their first SAC win of the season beating WBU (8-3, 2-1) by the score of 90-60.

Josh Kashila scored 18 and notched 6 assists against WBU

Top Performers

  • Josh Kashila ( JR/ Euless, TX ) scored a game-high 18 points and dished out 6 assists along the way.
  • Darian Davis ( SR/Garland, TX ) pulled down a team-high 8 rebounds
  • Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX ) also pitched in 17 points, while Nyk Mason ( SO/Frisco, TX ) (13) and Noah Bowling ( FR/Van Alstyne, TX ) (10) also hit double-figures.
  • SAGU was efficient shooting the ball as they hit on 53% (33-62) on two-point field goals and 42% (11-26) from long range.
  • The Lions showed balance as they got a big boost with 28 points from their bench. They also shared the ball well with 21 assists.
  • SAGU capitalized on 20 WBU turnovers and turned them into 29 points.

Lions Reviews

  • Both teams came out ready to go as they exchanged baskets back-and-forth and found themselves tied at 8-8 with 13:48 left in the first half.
  • Williams scored six-straight points to give the Lions a 20-15 lead with under 10 minutes to play in the first half.
  • WBU pulled within six points at 27-21, but SAGU closed on a 10-4 run to hold a 37-25 advantage going into halftime.
  • The Lions carried their hot streak into the second half as they posted another 20-5 run to blow the game open at 57-30 with 14:28 left in the game.
  • SAGU’s would lead by as many as 32, but never less than 24 as they eventually cruised to a 90-60 victory.

What’s Next

SAGU (9-2, 1-2) continues its homestand as they welcome in Oklahoma Panhandle State University (3-6, 0-2) to the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus on Saturday, January 4 th at 3:45 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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