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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball Vanguard University

Both teams are nationally ranked in the NAIA.  Currently, SAGU is ranked no. 15 in the NAIA and Vanguard is ranked no. 21.

The first half began a bit slow in the shooting department as both teams had a difficult time scoring.  Over a minute into the game, SAGU’s Jason Gentry put SAGU up 3-0.  Vanguard’s Jaamon Echols answered quickly, scoring two on their next trip down the court.

With 14:30 left in the first half, SAGU’s Isaak Rowe tied the score at 11.  35 seconds later, SAGU senior Emmanuel Adoyi sent SAGU up by two.  For the next three minutes, neither team was able to score.  Once Keyunta Watkins made a three-pointer with 10:47 left in the half, both teams were able to turn it around offensively.

At the end of the first half, SAGU was in the lead 49-34.

From the looks of the score, SAGU dominated scoring in the second half.  With 6:11 left in the game, SAGU led by 19 points after a basket made by Isaak Rowe.  However, Vanguard wasn’t down for the count.  VU went on a 12-0 run, making the score 78-72 with 2:00 left to play.

With 17 seconds left to play, Jaamon Echols made two free-throws to pull within four points.  SAGU’s Rowe made a basket on the next trip down the court, sealing SAGU’s victory, 87-81.

SAGU was led by senior Jason Gentry with 18 points and ten rebounds.  Remington Mitchell had 15 points and six rebounds.  Rishaad Alexander had 13 points and five assists.

For Vanguard, Echols had 18 points.

The Lions will take on Evangel University (Missouri) on Friday, December 18, 2015.  Game time is at 7:30pm.  EU is currently 1-10.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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