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Waxahachie, Texas- February 26, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball game against Wayland Baptist University went in overtime.  In the end, WBU beat SAGU 108-90.  After that loss, SAGU (18-11 overall, 9-8 in the SAC) is now tied with Wayland Baptist (17-11 overall, 9-8 in the SAC) for fifth place in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).

Despite the loss, head coach Donnie Bostwick is happy with the way his team played, “I’ve never been more proud of my team than tonight. We lost a devastating road game in overtime at Wayland Baptist, but not for lack of heart.”

It was somewhat the tale of two halves.  With 14:30 left in the first half, WBU went up by ten after WBU’s Jordan Johnson made a free throw.  SAGU was able to battle back and with 2:36 left in the first, the Lions took their first lead of the game when Jason Gentry hit a three pointer to put SAGU ahead 39-37.

At the halftime buzzer, SAGU’s Keyunta Watkins hit a three pointer to extend SAGU’s lead to five, 44-39.

SAGU was able to stay in the lead the entire second half, until another buzzer beater shot by WBU’s Maurice Redmond .  At the end of regulation the game was tied at 81.

In overtime, WBU outscored SAGU 27-9.

For SAGU, SAGU’s Keyunta Watkins scored 26 points. Jason Gentry and Remington Mitchell each scored 15 points and Mitchell had 10 rebounds. Emmanuel Adoyi had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Rishaad Alexander had 11 points.

WBU had two players score 20 points; Maurice Redmond and Robert Waters .

“I could second guess a million things that let it slip away, but instead have to shift our focus on Saturday’s final regular season game for my four wonderful seniors,” says Bostwick, “We will honor four great players and Godly men. We are far from finished men, keep the Faith!”

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, SAGU will play Mid-America Christian University.  MACU is currently ranked no. 14 in the NAIA and no. two in the SAC.  Game time is at 5pm.  Before the game begins, the Lions will honor their four seniors, Rishaad Alexander, Emmanuel Adoyi, Jason Gentry and Andrew Erskine.

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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