The Multnomah University Lions men's basketball team has made us proud this season, but now we are just downright impressed. Coach Bickley's high flying tactics have already created quite a bit of a buzz nationally. This last weekend in the 2009 Pacific Christian Athletic Tournament, Multnomah University finished second in the conference championships losing by 6 to the tournament hosts West Coast Baptist.
Big Moments of Note
- MU knocked out the number 1 ranked Portland Bible College in the conference tourney. It was a shooter's game. MU came out on top 144-134. 88 of that just in the second half and the MU Lions hit 27 out of 55 from the three point line!
- Nick Kamlade scored 34 against Golden State Baptist, 42 against Portland Bible College, and a career high 51 points in the championship game against the West Coast Baptist Eagles. He was named MVP of the Conference.
- On Wednesday in Oklahoma City, it was announced that Nick Kamlade had made ACCA 1st Team All American. Tyler Yates was named 2nd team all conference and Brent Looyenga earned an honorable mention.
- As of last Saturday, Multnomah University had hit 624 three pointers as a team!
- The local news covering the tournament had two articles about our high scoring Lions. Read the Antelope Valley Press coverage of the Golden State Baptist (PDF) win and another on the Portland Bible College (PDF) victory.
The guys have two games left so be sure to check the updates on the MU Men's Basketball site.
We have added a lot of season pictures to the athletic site. Check out the men's basketball slideshow, women's volleyball and all MU athletics. You can also browse Multnomah University photos on Flickr.