For the second time, the Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s basketball team topped Paul Quinn College, 70-41.
The Lions got off to a slow start, scoring only 26 points in the first half.
Despite the delay in scoring, head coach of the Lions, Donnie Bostwick was impressed with the way his team fought through.
“Overall I was pleased, because we did not stop playing defense despite our struggles on the offensive end early in the first half,” Bostwick said. “Forcing 36 turnovers against a team as patient as they them shows maturity on our part.”
Senior Caleb Feemster led the Lions in scoring with 11 points. Feemster was three for five from the three-point line. Freshman Tyrone Banks was close behind him, scoring 10 points for SAGU.
“Once again our balance and depth showed as one of our biggest strengths,” said Bostwick. “Last game it was Emmanuel, before that Jon, this game Caleb had the hot hand. That makes us harder to guard.”
SAGU had 25 offensive rebounds in the game.
Sophomore Remington Mitchell led in that attack, with five offensive rebounds and a total of seven rebounds on the night. Mitchell also had four blocks.
Junior Emmanuel Adoyi had six rebounds and Andrew Erskine added five.
“Our next two road games are really tough. It is time to see where we are at as a team,” Bostwick said. “They will be great test. This team has a chance to improve all season long and we are far from where we want to be.”
The Lions will have a nearly two week break before taking on Mid-America Christian University on Dec. 4.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, email@example.com