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Waxahachie, Texas- February 27, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team picked up a 58-46 win over Mid-America Christian University .  SAGU got the win on senior day, where they honored Taylor Hill, Bethany Krock and Meghan Becker .

“You always want your seniors to go out in style and I thought our team’s energy and effort today proved that they wanted that as well,” says head coach Tiffany Phillips.

The Lady Lions started the game strong from the first possession where Charity Page scored the first points of the game.  According to Phillips, the goal was to come out of the gate strong, “Defensively we wanted to come out and set the tone in the first three possessions and I thought we did a great job of that. We set a goal to get the first three stops and we did and it just kept going and going.”

In the first quarter, SAGU forced seven MACU turnovers.  At the end of the first, SAGU was in the lead 11-6.  Senior Bethany Krock scored eight of SAGU’s 11 points.

With three seconds left in the half, SAGU’s Taylor Hill made a basket to put SAGU in the lead, 30-14.  In the first half of the game, MACU went five for 25 from the field (20%).  SAGU went 13/29 at 45%.

With 8:34 left in the game, SAGU’s greatest lead of the night occurred when Hill hit a three pointer to put SAGU up by 23, 52-29.  In the final seven minutes of the game, the Lady Evangels outscored SAGU 17-6.  However, the Lady Lions walked away with the 58-46 win.

“For Bethany, Meghan, and Taylor I am so proud of the way they played today and all year. They have shown resilience and have so much heart and passion for the game. They weren’t ready to be done and they proved it today,” explains Phillips.

SAGU’s Charity Page scored 20 points and she had 16 rebounds.  Taylor Hill added 18 points.

Jamie Lamb led MACU with 15 points.

The Lady Lions have ended the regular season with a 17-12 record.  They are 10-8 in the SAC and tied for fourth place with John Brown University .  The Lady Lions needed the win against MACU to ensure post-season play in the NCCAA.

SAGU will host the SAC tournament March 2-5, 2016.  The bracket will be released by Monday.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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