Big Third Trimester Lifts SAGU Women; next conference tournament

GOODWELL, Okla. – The SAGU women’s basketball team won an 80-72 win over the Oklahoma State University Panhandle on Saturday at Anchor D. Arena. The Lady Lions managed to score 10 second-chance points, and they outscored OPSU 32-22 in the paint.

A great third quarter lifted the Lady Lions over the Aggies as they shot 47% from the field, 50% from 3 and 80% from the free throw line edging out OPSU 24-18. Overall, SAGU shot 40% from the field (27-67), 20% from 3 (3-15) and 82% from the free throw line (23-28). SAGU’s defense intensified as they kept OPSU from shooting just 36 percent from the field (24-65), 27 percent from 3 (10-36), and they caused 17 turnovers.

Autumn Moore again led the Lady Lions in scoring 25 of 6 of 16 from the field and 13 of 16 from the foul line. Moore also had a team-high 8 rebounds. Jazra Williams followed with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Chanie Chambers finished the afternoon with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Finally, Jaycie Brisco added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

SAGU finished the regular season 10-18 overall and 7-15 in Sooner Athletic Conference play. The Lady Lions will now head to the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament as the No. 9 seed, and they were scheduled to face Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Okla on Tuesday in the first round of the SAC tournament.

Men BAG: OPSU 76, SAGU 66

GOODWELL, Okla. – The SAGU men’s basketball team lost 76-66 to Oklahoma Panhandle State University. OPSU was able to capitalize with 25 points on SAGU’s 19 turnovers, and they added 15 second chance points.

With the loss, the Lions end the regular season 19-8 overall and 16-6 in Sooner Athletic Conference play. SAGU will now head into the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament as the No. 2 seed.

Because they finish the regular season in the top four in the conference, the Lions will earn a bye into the first round of the SAC tournament. They will face an as-yet-undetermined conference opponent at home at Sheaffer Center on Thursday.

The Lions were led by Noah Boling, who scored 13 of 3 of 8 from 3 and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Boling also delivered 4 assists. Isaiah Boling followed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while Alerick Hall added 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.

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