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Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was back at the Sheaffer Center to host Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) opponent the University of Science & Arts (Okla.) (USAO) on Thursday night. The Lions (7-7, 2-5) dropped their third straight game losing to the Drovers (10-5, 5-2) by the score of 69-57.

Phillipa Greene pulled down 10 rebounds against USAO

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/San Antonio, TX ) scored a team-high 15 points.
  • Phillipa Grenne ( JR/ Freeport, Bahamas ) pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
  • SAGU shot just 27% (15-55) from the field including a forgettable 18% (3-16) from three-point range
  • SAGU won the rebounding battle 43-40 including 17 offensive rebounds which they turned into 11 second-chance points.
  • The Lions were their own worst enemy as they turned the ball over 25 times.
  • SAGU was able to turn USAO over 22 times and managed 18 points off those mistakes.

Lions Review

  • SAGU fell behind quickly at 6-1.
  • The Lions didn’t hit their first field goal of the game until:24 seconds left in the first quarter. They trailed 15-9 going into the second period.
  • Brianna Wells ( SO/ Conway AR ) hit a basket to cut the lead to single digits 20-11, but USAO scored the next 7 points to lead 27-11 midway through the quarter.
  • After a Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) basket with 3:39 to go, the Lions didn’t make another field goal as they trailed 31-17 at the half.
  • Greene scored five straight points for SAGU, but nobody else chipped in as the Lions fell behind 37-23.
  • Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) hit a much-needed three-pointer, but SAGU was still trailing 44-27 going into the final quarter.
  • Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) gave the Lions life with a deep three-pointer which cut the lead to just nine (54-45).
  • Unfortunately, that was the closest SAGU would get. The Drovers seemed to have an answer for every SAGU run and held them off 69-57.

What’s Next

SAGU (7-7, 2-5) will now travel to Moore, OK to play another tough SAC opponent in Mid-American Christian University (12-3, 5-1) on Saturday, January 18 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.

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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