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January 18, 2020

Moore, OK- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) traveled to Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon to battle Sooner Athletic Conference opponent, Mid-American Christian University (MACU). The Lions (7-8, 2-6) continued their rough patch as they dropped their fourth game in a row losing to a very solid Evangels (13-4, 6-2) squad by the score of 86-83.

Rich scores 25 against MACU

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) was 5-9 from behind the arc as she led all scorers with 25 points.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL ) secured another double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) also hit double figures with 13 points.
  • SAGU shot 45% (29-64) including 39% (11-28) from long range.
  • SAGU played hard all night as they won the rebounding battle 37-35 and managed 8 blocks as a team.
  • Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) dished out a team-high 5 assists.

Lions Review

  • Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) scored two quick baskets as the Lions jumped out to a 7-2 lead.
  • SAGU went on a six-minute scoring drought as MACU went on a 15-0 run and the Lions trailed 17-7 with 1:47 left in the first quarter.
  • Derrough scored 3 quick points to make just a 17-15  lead for MACU after one quarter.
  • Rich and Glenn hit back-to-back three-pointers to open the second quarter as SAGU took a 21-20 lead.
  • A couple of buckets by Casher opened up a 35-30 advantage for the Lions with a little over three minutes remaining in the half.
  • Rich continued her hot streak hitting another three to put SAGU on top going into the half 38-34.
  • A quick 6-0 run by the Lions gave them a double-digit lead (44-34) and all the momentum.
  • Rich hit back-to-back buckets to maintain the ten-point lead at 51-41, but a 16-7 run got MACU right back in it trailing by just one 58-57 going into the final quarter.
  • Lauren Baker ( FR/Lexington, KY ) came off the bench to hit a huge three-pointer to extend the SAGU lead to 63-59, but a couple of free throws by MACU tied it up at 63-63.
  • The teams traded baskets then Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) hit a long-range shot to pull the Lions within one point at 71-70 with 3:43 left.
  • MACU answered with a 9-0 run to give themselves some breathing room at 80-70.
  • SAGU was able to get to the free-throw line to get themselves back into the game and found themselves down 81-78 with:48 left.
  • Rich gave SAGU the lead with :15 left after a steal and layup, but the Lions were called for a foul in the final seconds which gave MACU the lead (84-83). They would sink  a couple more at the line to get the 86-83 win.

What’s Next

SAGU (7-8, 2-6) will try to get back on track as they go back to the Sheafffer Center in Waxahachie for another SAC contest against Central Christian College (5-9, 2-5) on Thursday, January 23 rd at 6:00 pm.

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