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Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball University of the Ozarks

It was a hard-fought game each step of the way.  In the first quarter alone, SAGU went five for eight, shooting 62% from the three point arc.  Despite their stellar shooting, at the end of the quarter, SAGU was down 22-17.

With 3:13 left in the half, SAGU’s Lexi Rich hit a three pointer to put SAGU up 34-30.  The Lady Eagles went on a 7-0 run and at halftime, SAGU was down by four points.

Head coach Tiffany Phillips believes halftime was the turnaround for her team, “I was proud of our defense in the second half.  We came out with more intensity and it made a difference.  We still have some things we need to work on and tune up but overall I was happy to get back in the win column last night.  Our guards hit some open looks and it makes everything feel a little better when you hit shots.”

In the third quarter, Taylor Sims , Charity Page and Laken Ward all gave a spark to the Lady Lions.  The three combined for 17 points.  SAGU was able to pull ahead by one point as they went into the fourth quarter.

Freshmen Taylor Sims and Kayla Blise made back-to-back three pointers to give SAGU a five point lead at the start of the fourth quarter.  Blise went onto make three more three-pointers in the fourth quarter alone.  SAGU was able to seal the deal with a 10-point victory.

Senior Charity Page had 19 points and three assist for the Lady Lions. Taylor Sims scored 18 points and had eight assist.  She went four-for-seven from three point range. Kayla Blise came off the bench and scored 17 points, going five-for-seven from the three point range. Laken Ward added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

On Friday and Saturday the Lady Lions will host the SAGU Classic.  On Friday, November 18, 2016 SAGU will play University of the Southwest at 8:00pm.  On Saturday, November 19, 2016, they will play Texas College at 4pm.

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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