Simpson loses close game to Multnomah
Simpson University Sports News
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Simpson University men's basketball team finished a three-game road trip to Portland on Saturday, Nov. 17, when they took on the Lions from Multnomah University. The trip ended with a loss for Simpson, when Multnomah’s Steve Bustrin made the game winning basket to give the Lions an 87-84 win.
The Red Hawks tried to exploit their height advantage in the first half by going to Ian Corella early and often. This plan worked and the Red Hawks had a nine-point lead early in the game. The Lions were not fazed and kept the game close. Austin Hodges brought the Lions back within three points at the end of the half (40-37).
Early in the second half, David Walker hit a three for the Lions to tie the game at 40 before the Red Hawks again stretched the lead to nine points. Again, the Lions kept the game close and eventually took a 80-79 lead. The Red Hawks tied the game at 84 with 19 seconds to play. The Lions inbounded to Bustrin, who brought the ball down the court and hit a straightaway three pointer with three seconds left to seal the 87-84 victory for Multnomah.
Bustrin finished the night with 12 points and seven assists. Hodges led all scorers with 27 points and seven rebounds, while Walker finished with 14 points.
Corella led the Red Hawks in scoring with 26 points and nine rebounds. Guy Varsek added 23 points and 13 rebounds. Jonnie Washburn had 17 points and seven assists, while Shaquille Jones poured in 13 points to along with his seven rebounds and four assists.
Written by Dan Anderson
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