Great news from another one of Saint Lucia’s overseas athletes, this time in basketball.
Joel Polius and the Southwestern Assemblies of God University won the Sooner Athletic Conference men’s basketball title on Tuesday night.
SAGU defeated Wayland Baptist 58-56 at the Gaulke Activity Center in Oklahama City, USA. The Lions, ranked 24th in the NAIA, secured their third SAC Tournament title in five years.
SAGU overcame a nine-point deficit early in the second half. The Lions reeled off an 11-0 run, capped by Polius sinking back-to-back jumpers to put SAGU on top 47-46 with 7:43 left.
Polius’ dunk off the glass from Joshua Kashila punctuated the Lions onslaught, giving SAGU a 54-46 advantage with 3:19 to go.
Polius, a senior from Castries, Saint Lucia, fueled SAGU with 20 points and six rebounds, a block, a steal, and an assist in the title bout.