The Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s basketball team is now 1-1 in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) play, after topping the University of Science & Arts-Oklahoma (USAO) 96-70.

The Lions (8-2) were looking for a win after two straight losses to Wiley College and Mid-America Christian University (MACU). Against MACU, the Lions struggled with their shooting, going only one for 24 from the three-point line. SAGU had a much better showing against USAO (1-8), shooting 12 for 27 on Saturday.

Head Coach Donnie Bostwick was pleased the way his team played after a loss to MACU two days before.

“It was a good to see us bounce back and play well after a couple tough road losses,” Bostwick said. “We came out locked in on defense which led to easy transition baskets. We took charges, dove on the floor and won the hustle battles.”

Junior Jason Gentry led SAGU in scoring with 19 points. Gentry also added six assists and two steals. Senior Tyler Guidry had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals. Senior Caleb Feemster added 14 points. Junior Emmanuel Adoyi had five rebounds for the Lions.

USAO was led by Ed’Lexus Collier, who had 23 points and four rebounds.

The Lions will take a week-long break before hosting Arlington Baptist College on Monday at 5 p.m.

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: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, ntristan@sagu.edu