December 2nd, 2017—Plainview, Texas—The Southwestern Assemblies of God University women’s basketball team suffered a 66-49 loss to the #23 Flying Queens of Wayland Baptist University on Saturday afternoon. This was game two of a road swing that saw the Lady Lions beat Sooner Athletic Conference newcomer Oklahoma Panhandle State University in overtime less than 48 hours earlier.

Wayland jumped out to a quick lead but after a timeout, SAGU was able to refocus and dig into the lead. The Flying Queens scored 23 first quarter points and that seemed to be the difference in the game for the Lady Lions.

Defensively, SAGU was able to hold Wayland to its lowest point total of the season at 66 points, which is 20 points below their average. However, the Lady Lions struggled offensively and were never able to put together much of a run on offense.

SAGU was lead in scoring by sophomore guard Lexi Rich with 19 points and freshman guard Kiara Glenn with 16 points.

“We played well enough defensively to win the game but we were a bit sluggish and didn’t execute on offense today. Credit to Wayland, they did a great job of taking us out of our offense. We had five or six charging calls and typically we make smarter decisions than we did today. We have to be able to adjust and make better decisions with the ball.”   Said, Head Coach Tiffany Phillips.

The Lady Lions will break for finals for twelve days then head to Oklahoma City on December 14th to face Mid-America Christian University (4-3, 1-1 SAC).

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 Tiffany Phillips, Sports Information Director, tphillips@sagu.edu