Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Multnomah University Basketball

By Greg Crawford, Basketball Insider @wchoops

Coach Curt Bickley is glad the month of November is over, but at the same time he is very proud of his team and the effort they gave against many teams from the Cascade Collegiate Conference , of NAIA Division 2.

"Sometimes when teams in basketball lose, they just go through the motions, we are not one of those teams, " said Bickley. "We knew going into our November schedule it would be tough, playing up in caliber, but never once did our guys quit competing and I think we learned a lot about ourselves. No, it will not get any easier, but at the same time we are now going to being playing many more NCCAA teams and that will equal things out."

The December journey for the Lions starts this week in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a three game round robin tournament. "Part of our culture at Multnomah University is for our student/athletes to see as much of the country as we can and this week going to Michigan will start part of that journey.

When the Lions return home to their Glisan street gym on December 12th, they will battle North Adelaide from Australia. Then the next home game promises to be a great contest, when Dinari Foreman brings his Lewis and Clark Pioneers over to Multnomah on December 18th, for a holiday game, which promises to attract a huge crowd.

If you have not seen Multnomah University play basketball, you are missing a real treat. The ball is up and down and the three point shots can come from anywhere. That is not to short the fact the Lions play the full 40 minutes, no matter what the score.

Multnomah's gym is located at 8435 NE Glisan and is awaiting your presence on December 12th and 18th.

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