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Waxahachie, Texas- January 23, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s basketball team lost to Wayland Baptist University , 78-51.  Wayland Baptist is currently ranked no. 21 in the NAIA and is 7-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) and 12-4 overall.  The Flying Queens are also in second place in the SAC.  SAGU is 11-8 overall and 4-4 in the SAC.

The Flying Queens took the lead from the get-go.  At the end of the first half, SAGU’s Meghan Becker made a three-pointer to bring the game within seven points.

With 5:39 left in the first half, WBU’s Shawna Monreal scored off of a SAGU turnover, putting the Flying Queens up 28-12. Before the half SAGU was able to go on a 13-5 run and was able to cut the score to 33-25.

WBU continued to build their lead throughout the entire second half and with 46 seconds left, WBU’s Krystal Forthan got an offensive rebound and made the put-back to extend their lead to 29, the biggest margin of the contest.

SAGU’s Charity Page and Ebony Colbert each had 15 points. Laken Ward had seven rebounds. Bethany Krock had four steals.

WBU’s Shayla Monreal scored 16 points.

On Thursday, January 28, 2016 SAGU will travel to play Texas Wesleyan .  TWU is 7-10 overall and 2-6 in the 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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan, Sports Information, [email protected]

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