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November 21, 2019

Mitchell McMullen scores 9 points as SAGU falls to JBU

Siloam Spring, AR – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) traveled to Siloam Springs, AR Thursday night for their first Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) game of the season to take on John Brown University (JBU). The Lions (5-1, 0-1) fell in a nail-biter to JBU (7-0, 1-0) by a score of 65-60.

Top Performers

  • Nyk Mason ( SO/ Frisco, TX ) led the Lions in scoring with 20 points on 7-10 shooting. He also went 6-10 from the free-throw line.
  • Josh Kashila ( JR/Euless, TX ) and Kentton Williams ( SR/Levelland, TX ) each pulled down a team-high 6 rebounds.
  • SAGU shot 42% (23-54) from the field, but only 11% (3-26) from three-point range.
  • The Lions were efficient around the rim as they won the paint scoring 41-27.
  • SAGU turned 23 JBU turnovers into 23 points.

Lion Review

  • JBU came out on a roll as Rokas Grabliauskas hit back-to-back three-pointers to put SAGU in an early 6-0 hole. SAGU battled back and tied the game 8-8.
  • Over the next 10 minutes of game time, JBU put together a 23-6 run to create some separation.
  • Neither team scored the last 3:10 of the first half thanks to missed shots, turnovers, and overall sloppy play.
  • It was the tale of two halves as SAGU answered the JBU first-half run with one of their own. With nearly 7 minutes gone in the second half, the Lions had put together a 19-5 run of their own to pull with 1 point 36-35.
  • Mitchell McMullen ( SR/ San Antonio, TX ) gave SAGU their first lead (46-45) with 8:23 left in the second half. It was the first lead for the Lions since it was 8-6 in the first half.
  • Two Nyk Mason free throws tied the game at 59-59 with 1:21 left in regulation.
  • JBU went 6-8 from the free-throw line to close out the game and seal the win for the Golden Eagles 65-60.

What’s Next

  • SAGU (5-1, 0-1) will continue their road trip as they travel to Muskogee, OK to take on winless Bacone College (0-6, 0-0) on Saturday, November 22 nd at 3 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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