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January 25, 2020

Waxahachie, TX- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) welcomed in Langston University to the Sheaffer Center on Saturday afternoon. The SAGU Lions (9-8, 4-6) were trying to ride the wave of their impressive win over CCCK on Thursday night. SAGU (9-8, 4-6) was able to handle their business as they defeated Langston (5-9, 3-7) by a score of 75-67.

Lexi Rich scores 28 in a win over Langston

Top Performers

  • Lexi Rich ( SR/ San Antonio, TX ) lead the Tigers in scoring with 28 points.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL ) piled up 13 rebounds.
  • Kiara Glenn ( JR/Ennis, TX ) dished out a game-high 6 assists.
  • SAGU won the rebounding battle 51-44.
  • The teams combined for 50 total turnovers in the game.
  • SAGU shot 44% from the field (29-65) including 58% (7-12) from beyond the arc.

Lions Review

  • Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) got the Lions on the board with a little over two minutes into the quarter as the Lions found themselves down 5-2.
  • Two free-throws by Rich gave the Lions a 10-9 lead midway through the first quarter.
  • SAGU took a 19-16 lead into the 2 nd quarter.
  • Rich hit a couple of baskets to make give the Lions some breathing room at 23-19.
  • The quarter was full of turnovers and sloppy play, but Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) knocked down two clutch three-pointers to give the Lions a 33-26 lead.
  • Glenn hit another long-distance shot right before the half as the Lions led 38-30 at the half.
  • The teams traded baskets until Rich gave the Lions their largest lead after a three-pointer 52-39 with 5:06 left in the third quarter.
  • SAGU took a 56-45 into the final quarter.
  • Langston battle back to trim the lead down to 62-56 with 4:48 left in the game.
  • The Lions held on tight to the lead as it turned into a one-possession game 66-63 with 3:12 remaining.
  • Clutch free throws by the Lions put the game out of reach and wrapped another victory for SAGU 75-67.

What’s Next

SAGU (9-8, 4-6) will begin a three-game road trip beginning with a battle against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on January 3 rd at 6:00 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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