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January 23 , 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) came back home to the Sheaffer Center after their narrow defeat to Mid-American Christian University (MACU) on Saturday. SAGU hosted Central Christian College (Kan.) (CCCK) on Thursday night. The Lions (14-3, 6-3) were able to regroup as they took care of the Tigers (8-9, 1-8) late pulling out a 77-60 victory.

Mitchell McMullen scores 11 to lift SAGU over CCCK

Top Performers

  • Josh Kashila (J R/Euless, TX ) led the Lions in scoring with 21 points.
  • Darian Davis (SR/Garland, TX ) recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Mitchell McMullen (SR/San Antonio, TX ) (11) and Nyk Mason ( SO/Frisco, TX ) (10) also hit double-figure scoring.
  • SAGU shot 52% (32-61) from the field including 33% (6-18) from behind the arc.
  • SAGU narrowly won the rebounding battle 44-41.
  • The Lions got a massive boost from their bench as they scored 26 points on a night were things started slow.

Lions Review

  • Davis scored the first couple buckets as SAGU jumped out to a 4-0 lead.
  • CCCK rattled off 10 straight points to let SAGU know they came to play.
  • McMullen hit a deep three and a mid-range bucket to give SAGU the lead (13-10) with 12:47 left in the first half.
  • There were 5 ties or lead changes over the next several minutes, but SAGU had a 26-22 lead with 3:49 left.
  • CCCK got a couple of stops and baskets in the last couple of minutes to tie the game 28-28 at halftime.
  • Howard Turner ( FR/Detroit, MI ) and Davis scored the first eight points for the Lions as they led 36-34 early in the second half.
  • CCCK would tie the game at 41-41 with another long range three.
  • McMullen hit another three-pointer, but it was quickly answered as the SAGU lead was cut to 50-46 with 11:46 left.
  • Mason didn’t have quite the production he has had over the past couple weeks, but he did provide a spark for the Lions. Kashila hit him with a long pass as he jammed it in. Mason immediately followed it up with a breakaway windmill jam after a steal. The crowd was in a frenzy and forced CCCK to call a timeout. SAGU was up 56-46 win 10:00 remaining.
  • Kashila would score 9 points over the next 6 minutes to steady the Lions and give them more breathing room. SAGU would ride their double-digit lead to an eventual 77-60 win.

What’s Next

SAGU will continue their homestand on Saturday, January 25 th against Langston (Okla.) at 3:45 pm back at the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus.

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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