Offensive outpouring not enough for Wolves in loss

Gian Cook scores 33 to lead Multnomah Bible past Walla Walla University, 105-96.

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PORTLAND - Despite their second-highest offensive output of the season, the Walla Walla University Wolves came out on the short end of a men's basketball shootout here Friday afternoon.

Multnomah Bible College, paced by Gian Cook's 33-point game, defeated Walla Walla 105-96, sending the Wolves to their 20th defeat of the season against four victories.

The Wolves had won three of their previous five games, including a 101-87 home-court victory over New Hope Christian College on Jan. 6 that represents Walla Walla's best offensive game of the season.

Friday's game came down to free-throw shooting. Multnomah connected on 21-of-26 shots from the charity stripe and Walla Walla was 12-for-16 from the line.

The Wolves, who trailed 51-42 at halftime, held a 35-32 edge on the backboards, led by Josh Hough's 11 rebounds. But Multnomah forced the visitors into 24 turnovers that more than offset WWU's rebounding edge.

Cook sank 11-of-19 shots from the floor, including 4-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc, and was 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. Multnomah connected on 35-of-74 field-goal attempts on the night and was 14-for-39 from downtown while WWU sank 10-of-33 3-pointers and was 37-for-81 from the field overall.

Multnomah finished with four players in double figures. In addition to Cook's 33 points, Austin Hodges tallied 24 points, David Walker added 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds, and Jared Reando was 6-for-8 from the floor for 12 points.

Five Wolves scored in double figures, led by Mark Moore's 30-point game. Taylor Lewis followed with 13 points, Tyreek Luckett added 12, Hough finished with 11 for a double-double, and Bryce Doherty contributed 10.

Multnomah was credited with 24 assists on its 35 field goals, led by Steven Bustrin's nine assists and seven more by Kevin Coverson. Doherty garnered six of the Wolves' 18 assists and Teddy Alemu was credited with five.

The Wolves were back in action here Saturday night against Portland Bible College and will face New Hope Christian College this afternoon in Eugene before returning to College Place for their final home game on Feb. 13. That will be an anticipated rematch with Multnomah Bible College.

The Wolves close out the regular season with a trio of road games. They play at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix on Feb. 17, at La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif., Feb. 18 and at West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, Calif., Feb. 20.

Multnomah Bible 104, Walla Walla 96

WALLA WALLA (96) - Moore 12-23 5-6 30, Lewis 4-10 2-3 13, Alemu 0-0 0-0 0, Doherty 4-14 0-0 10, Creasy 1-2 0-0 2, Marshall 0-1 0-0 0, Stimmel 2-4 2-2 7, Luckett 4-8 2-3 12, Woody 2-6 0-0 5, Hough 5-9 1-2 11, Bailey 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 37-81 12-16 96.

MULTNOMAH (105) ‚ Coverson 1-5 0-0 3, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Hodges 8-17 5-5 24, Bustrin 0-0 8-10 8, Mendoza 1-3 0-0 2, Looyenga 0-2 0-1 0, Cook 11-19 7-8 33, Yates 3-4 0-0 9, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Walker 5-14 1-2 14, Reando 6-8 0-0 12. Totals 35-74 21-26 105.

Halftime - Mul 51, WWU 42. 3-point goals - WW 10-33 (Moore 1-6, Lewis 3-8, Doherty 2-6, Marshall 0-1, Stimmel 1-2, Luckett 2-6, Woody 1-4), Mul 14-39 (Coverson 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Hodges 3-8, Mendoza 0-2, Looyenga 0-2, Cook 4-10, Yates 3-4, Coleman 0-1, Walker 3-7). Total fouls - WWU 21, Mul 14. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - Mul (Moore). Rebounds - WWU 35 (Hough 11), Mul 32 (Walker 8). Turnovers - WWU 24, Mul 16. Assists - Mul 24 (Bustrin 9), WWU 18 (Doherty 6).

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