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January 11, 2019

Waxahachie, TX – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Women’s Basketball team hit the hardwood on Saturday night as they played host to undefeated Oklahoma City University (OCU). The Lions (7-6, 2-4)  had a hot start to the contest, but OCU (13-0, 6-0) proved to be too much for SAGU as they won comfortably 85-70.

Sydney Meador scored 32 in loss against OCU

Top Performers

  • Sydney Meador ( JR/Denton, TX ) scored a game-high 32 points.
  • Alexis Casher ( JR/Irvington, AL ) dominated the glass with 14 boards and dished out 8 assists.
  • SAGU did an excellent job rebounding as a team as they held a 41-23 advantage over OCU.
  • The Lions shot 36% (23-63) from the field, including (10-27) from behind the arc.
  • SAGU turned their 15 offensive rebounds into 20 second chance points.

Lions Review

  • Meador scored the first 10 SAGU points as the Lions led 10-9 halfway through the first quarter.
  • Lexi Rich ( SR/ San Antonio, TX ) and Tamera Derrough ( SO/Mansfield, TX ) hit back-to-back triples to keep the Lions ahead 18-14.
  • A late OCU three-pointer by Mallory Lockhart gave the Stars a 22-21 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
  • OCU’s Abby Selzer carved out deep post position early and often and scored 6 straight points to give the Stars a 27-21 lead.
  • Rich hit another three to keep SAGU within striking distance at 33-27 with 4:49 left before halftime.
  • Brianna Wells ( SO/Conway, AR ) hit a short jumper right before time expired in the half to cut the margin to 40-34 in favor of the Stars.
  • Phillipa Greene ( JR/Freeport, Bahamas ) opened the half with five quick points, but SAGU still trailed 47-41 with just under 7:00 minutes to play in the third quarter.
  • The Lions were able to get the margin as low as five, but couldn’t get over the hump. OCU closed the quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 66-52 advantage into the final quarter.
  • Another 9-4 run extended the lead to 75-56 halfway through the final quarter.
  • The Lions kept battling but weren’t able to get the Stars’ lead under double-digits. They eventually fell by the score of 85-70.

What’s Next

SAGU (7-6, 2-4) falls to seventh place in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) standings. They will look to improve their position as they host the University of Science and Arts (Okla.) on Thursday, January, 11 th at 6:00 pm at the Sheaffer Center on SAGU campus.

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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