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February 6, 2020

Oklahoma City, OK- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) took on #1 ranked Oklahoma City University (OCU). The Lions (10-10, 5-8) were unable to pull off the upset as the Stars (21-0,13-0) continued their dominance as they rolled SAGU by the score of 82-54.

Kiara Glenn scored 14 points in a loss to OCU

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) scored a team-high 16 points.
  • Only two other Lady Lions scored in double-figures. Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) scored 14 and Sydney Meador ( JR/ Denton, TX ) pitched in 12 points of her own.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL ) and Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) tied for the team-high in rebounding with nine each.
  • SAGU held their own on the boards as they narrowly lost the rebounding battle 44-42.
  • SAGU had a tough shooting night as they went just (22-76) for 26% shooting and managed just (8-34) 23% from behind the arc.

Lions Review

  • Casher pulled down an offensive rebound and scored on a putback to get the Lady Lions on the board.
  • Rich would hit an early three-pointer to give SAGU and early 7-5 lead with 4:29 to go in the first quarter.
  • Thanks to a steal by Rich and score by Meador near the end of the quarter SAGU would take a 16-9 lead into the second quarter.
  • OCU score five quick points to make it a one-score game at 16-14
  • Green would answer again with her second three-pointer to extend the lead 21-14
  • With 4:41 left before halftime, the Lions saw there lead evaporate as the Stars tied the game at 23-23.
  • OCU used a 14-4 run to close the half to take a 37-27 into the break.
  • The Stars came out with another 13-2 run to open the third quarter to give themselves a comfortable lead.
  • SAGU couldn’t cut into the lead as they managed just 10 more points by the end of the third quarter, but OCU had built a 62-39 lead moving into the final quarter.
  • SAGU would hit a trio of three-point field goals to start the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t get a stop. The deficit remained at 23 points (73-50) with 4:57 remaining.
  • The Lady Lions managed only four more points the rest of the way as OCU took the win 82-54.

What’s Next

SAGU (10-10, 5-8) will travel back to the Sheaffer Center to take on Southwestern Christian (Okla.) (14-6, 6-6) in another Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) battle. The game will take place on Saturday, February 8 th at 2:00 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.

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