Walla Walla University men tame Lions

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COLLEGE PLACE - Walla Walla University's men broke a 42-all halftime stalemate to hand visiting Multnomah University an 83-72 defeat here Monday night.

Mark Moore hit 8-of-15 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws to lead the Wolves.

Taylor Lewis was 6-of-13 and 4-of-4 from the stripe for 22 points for Walla Walla. Lewis hit six 3-pointers in the effort.

Multnomah was led by Austin Hodges' 27 points. Hodges nailed five 3-pointers while shooting 9-for-21 from the floor.

The Wolves outrebounded the Lions, 47-44. Andrew Bailey grabbed nine boards to pace WWU, while Multnomah's David Walker picked up nine for the Lions.

Walla Walla next travels to Arizona Christian College in Phoenix at 2 p.m. Friday.

The Wolves then play at La Sierra in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, and close out their regular season at West Coast Baptist in Lancaster, Calif., on Monday.

WWU 83, Multnomah 72

MULTNOMAH (72) - Hodges 9-21 4-8 27, Mendoza 1-3 1-2 4, Cook 1-7 2-2 4, Walker 7-15 1-2 18, Reando 0-1 0-0 0, Coverson 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 4-7 0-0 11, Bustrin 1-5 0-0 2, Kamlade 0-0 0-0 0, Looyenga 2-6 0-0 6, W. Yates 0-2 0-0 0, T. Yates 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-72 8-14 72.

WWU (83) - Doherty 1-2 0-0 2, Creasey 2-6 0-0 6, Moore 8-15 8-11 28, Lewis 6-13 4-4 22, Stimmel 1-2 0-0 3, Alemu 0-1 0-0 0, Woodworth 0-1 0-0 0, Marshall 0-0 0-0 0, Luckett 2-5 0-0 6, Woody 1-5 0-0 3, Hough 4-9 3-6 11, Bailey 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 26-63 15-21 83.

Halftime score - WWU 42, Multnomah 42. 3-point goals - Mult 14 (Hodges 5, Mendoza, Walker 3, Johnson 3, Looyenga 2), WWU 16 (Creasey 2, Moore 4, Lewis 6, Stimmel, Luckett 2, Woody). Total fouls - Mult 22, WWU 11. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Mult 44 (Walker 9), WWU 47 (Bailey 9). Turnovers - Mult 17, WWU 19. Assists - Mult 15 (Mendoza 5), WWU 23 (Moore 7).

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