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With a final record of 15-19 overall and 4-4 in conference play, the Wildcats edged out West Coast Baptist College in order to be crowned as the 2012-2013 PCAC Champions.
Led by first year head coach, Erik Schweiss, PBC received solid performances from their key returning players, Juston Coleman (PCAC First Team), Doug Noteboom (PCAC Honorable Mention), and Tim Mahan throughout the entire season. This core of leaders was joined by a group of high-performing newcomers including PCAC MVP, Breen Weeks.
PBC is no stranger to being a-top of the PCAC as this is the third time in six years that they have finished conference play with the best record. As the 2012-2013 season brought a number of nuances and changes for the PCAC, the Wildcats were able to continue their winning tradition by coming away with the highest winning percentage of any other PCAC team. After finishing last in the 2011-2012 standings, PBC showed their resolve by making a drastic jump to the top – becoming champions once again.
Final PCAC Standings1.) Portland Bible College (4-4)
2.) West Coast Baptist College (4-4)
3.) Multnomah University (3-5)
4.) Walla Walla University(3-3)
5.) *New Hope Christian College (4-2)
*Suspended from any post-season play and/or awards
MU is riding a 5 game winning streak, their longest streak in the last 10 years. After starting February by losing 4 straight games, they have fully turned things around by outscoring their opponents 609-567 in the last five games. In other words, on this five game streak MU is averaging 121.8 points and their opponents are also racing over the century mark at 113.4 points per game.
Because of this high-scoring system, Multnomah out-ran and out-shot their NCCAA West Region opponents in order to become the 2012-2013 West Region Champions. 10th year head coach, Curt Bickley, received the West Region Coach of the Year award and the PCAC Coach of the Year award for his team’s impressive turn-around.
Multnomah will represent the West Region at two national tournaments in two weeks. Their first stop will be to compete in the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) in Joplin, Missouri starting on February 27th and finishing on March 2nd. From there, the Lions will travel to Springfield, Missouri to compete in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) tournament starting on March 5th and going through the 9th.
For more information about the Lions and the national tournaments, please follow the links below:
ACCA National Tournament Bracket
NCCAA National Tournament
PCAC Post Season Awards
PCAC Post Season Awards
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERBreen Weeks (PBC)
FIRST TEAMAustin Hodges (MU)
Miguel Martinez (WWU)
Colton Cochran (WCBC)
Travis Burkett (WCBC)
Juston Coleman (PBC)
SECOND TEAMAkeem Smith (WCBC)
Ryan Spady (WWU)
Steven Bustrin (MU)
Tyreek Luckett (WWU)
David Walker (MU)
HONORABLE MENTIONDoug Noteboom (PBC)
COACH OF THE YEARCurt Bickley (MU)
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