Waxahachie, Texas – December 16, 2017 -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team lost to University of Science and Arts Oklahoma (USAO) 73-58. The Lady Lions are now 5-5 overall and 2-2 in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play.
 
In the first quarter, the Lady Lions exchanged buckets concluding it 14-14. At half time, the Lady Lions were only down by five, 38-33. In the third quarter, the Lady Lions came out extremely flat, only scoring 10 points in the quarter. They had every opportunity and shot they wanted, but were not able to convert. SAGU entered the fourth quarter trying to play catch up, but were never able to get their groove back.
 
Offensively, SAGU shot 39 percent from the field and 58 percent from the charity stripe. This match up was the Lady Lions fourth home game of the season after not playing on their home floor in over six weeks.
 
The Lady Lions were led in scoring and assists by freshman Kiara Glenn with 16 and four. McKenzie Martin added 13 points and Eva Atunuwa had 12. Atunuwa also led in rebounds with nine. Dotty Diggles had five steals for the Lady Lions.
 
The Lady Drovers were led by senior Dierra Ely with 19 points.
 
Head Coach Tiffany Phillips explains, “We didn’t play with the energy and intensity I thought we needed to play with to win tonight. USAO is a very good, experienced team. They have seven seniors that play significant minutes and they have a very good chance at finishing high in our conference. That being said, we were right there with them tonight but just couldn’t finish in the second half. Obviously, we have some things to work on and we will do just that during this break.”
 
The Lady Lions will return from Christmas break and continue conference play against Oklahoma City University January 4, 2018 at 6pm.
 
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 www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
 
Contact: Charity Page, Assistant SID, charitylpage@lionmail.sagu.edu