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‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team earned its first conference win of the season against Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent Avila University Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats defeated the Eagles 85-65, outscoring Avila 41-25 in the first half and 44-40 in the second. De...

Men’s basketball improves to 3-0

Men’s basketball improves to 3-0

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats earned their third-straight victory over the weekend with an 89-73 win against Haskell Indian Nations University. Baker was the first on the board, earning a 7-0 lead after the first three minutes of the game. At the half, the team led Haskell 42-33. Haskell had its biggest lead against...

Men’s basketball starts season 2-0

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sorts Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team earned its second victory of the season after defeating Kansas Christian College 85-59 Tuesday night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats are now 2-0 for the season, after opening the season on Oct. 31 with a 79-72 victory over Ottawa University. The Wildcats...

Men’s basketball falls in Heart conference quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team ended its season Thursday, falling to No. 2 William Penn University 95-85 in the quarterfinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The Statesmen started out the game on a 17-2 run, but the Wildcats were able to respond with a 20-7 run of their...

Men’s basketball advances to Heart tournament quarterfinals

Men’s basketball advances to Heart tournament quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team is moving on to the second round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament after defeating Peru State College 95-77. Tyrome Parker led the Wildcats with 27 points on a terrific scoring effort, going 9-9 from the field and hitting all three of his 3-pointers....

Men’s basketball prepares for Heart tournament

Men’s basketball prepares for Heart tournament

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Baker men’s basketball team showed plenty of talent, taking down a top five team in William Penn University. But eight one-possession losses throughout the season had the Wildcats wondering about their ability to perform in tight games. “We...

1-on-1 with Javeion Gray

1-on-1 with Javeion Gray

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As a four-year starter, Javeion Gray has seen the Baker men’s basketball team evolve from a basement-dweller in the Heart of America Athletic Conference into a legitimate competitor, beating No. 4 William Penn earlier this season and taking the Statesmen to double overtime on the road last month. As...

Former BU player now studies video for Phoenix Suns

Former BU player now studies video for Phoenix Suns

Story by Trevor Lininger

February 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

From the start of their playing days, most athletes aspire to make it big. For baseball players, it’s MLB; for football players, it’s the NFL; for basketball players, it’s the NBA. For Julian Mills, he’s made it to the NBA, but differently than he may have expected. Mills, who last played...

Men’s basketball falls to Peru State in overtime

Men’s basketball falls to Peru State in overtime

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team fell in overtime to Peru State College, 98-95, on Saturday in the Collins Center, dropping the Wildcats to 14-14 on the season. The Wildcats forced overtime by coming back from an 11-point deficit with just 3:28 to go in regulation. Tyrome Parker tied his career high...

Men’s basketball falls after late MNU run

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A late 10-0 run for MidAmerica Nazarene gave the host Pioneers a 75-72 win over Baker on Wednesday night. The Wildcats fell to 14-13 overall and 11-12 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In seven of their last eight losses, the Wildcats have lost by three or fewer points. Senior Javeion...

Men’s basketball bounces back with two wins

Men’s basketball bounces back with two wins

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team bounced back from two straight losses with two victories on Thursday and Saturday. The Wildcats took on a struggling Culver-Stockton College Thursday, winning 82-74. Two players had season-high scoring outputs in the game, with Dan Young leading the team with 18,...

Men fall at William Penn in double overtime

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker University men’s basketball team fell to No. 4 William Penn University Saturday in double overtime, 95-93. Senior Tyrome Parker Led the Wildcats with 22 points and played a team-high 41 minutes. Senior Javeion Gray put up 15 points, going 6-8 from the field as one of six Wildcats to...