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Goodwell, Oklahoma -- November 30, 2017 -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team beat Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) in overtime in their conference opener (63-59). The Lady Lions are now 4-3 overall and 1-0 in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play.
 
The Lady Lions got off to a slow start in the first quarter, but managed to keep up with the Lady Aggies. At half time, SAGU had shot 5-28 from the field. The Lady Lions were able to tie the ball game towards the end of the third quarter. Then, both teams exchanged points throughout the fourth quarter sending it into overtime.  The Lady Lions found some momentum within the first two minutes of overtime and were able to finish out on top.
 
Three of the Lady Lions finished in the double digits. Freshman Kiara Glenn once again led the Lady Lions with 19 points. She shot 50 percent from the field and made shots in crucial moments for the Lady Lions. Lexi Rich followed with 15 points. McKenzie Martin added 13 points. Eva Atunuwa led the Lady Lions with eight rebounds.
 
The Lady Aggies were led by Addison Munch with 31 points.
 
Head Coach Tiffany Phillips was extremely pleased with the overall team performance tonight in the Sooner Athletic Conference opener, “We played with such resilience tonight and so much more poise than we have had. We really executed our game plan on both ends of the floor. We had stressed how important getting stops would be and we were able to get some big ones in overtime. We had several players that made plays for us and hit big shots in big moments. That’s what it’s all about and it was fun getting this road win.”
 
The Lady Lions will compete against Wayland Baptist University, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1pm.
 
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
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