The Multnomah University Lions traveled to Vallejo, California just outside San Francisco Friday night for a two day tournament with two NAIA teams from the Cal Pac - Cal State Maritime and William Jessup University. The Lions squared off with the Keelhaulers of CSU Maritime in the first game.
Multnomah stayed within striking distance during the first half as there was an adjustment to playing on a very small court in a gymnasium that was packed with fans. MU found it very difficult to get shots off from the three point line because the spacing was so small. The Keelhaulers put some serious pressure on the MU point guards and it paid off. MU went into halftime down 31-25, but could not keep it close in the second half as the Keelhaulers pulled away for a 75-50 win.
MU will play William Jessup tonight at 5:30.
SCORING: J. Coleman - 5, S. Coleman - 1, Cumberland - 2, Hodges - 11, Johnson - 3, Mendoza - 9, Paris - 2, Sansone - 5, Walker - 12