Thursday, January 2, 2014

Multnomah Lions Power To Opening League Win

By Greg Crawford, basketball insider @wchoops and @crawssportsbiz

One of the most exciting college basketball teams to watch in the country is off to a good start in league play, after the Multnomah Lions won their league opener in the Pacific Athletic Association Conference, defeating on the road St Katherine College, 141-131.

In typical fashion the Lions came out firing, using their vaunted 3-point game and pressure defense, but still trailed at the half 64-63. But a huge second point surge of 78 points propelled the Lions to the win.

Steve Sansone had a hot night for the Lions, scoring 32 points of which he was 7-14 behind the arc.

"I have liked this team all year long," said head Coach Curt Bickley. "We learned so much from a tough October, November and December playing quality opponents and I can see constant improvement each day. As we head to more league games in January and February, we just need to keep playing our game and keep playing hard on every possession."

The Lions will continue their four game road trip to California on Friday night against their arch rival, West Coast Baptist.

The next home game for Multnomah will be on Janaury 10th, when national power Grace Bible comes to town for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.

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