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‘Cats end season in Heart tourney

‘Cats end season in Heart tourney

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team ended the 2017-18 season in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament on Monday. The ‘Cats were seeded No. 5 entering the tournament and fell to No. 4 seeded Grand View University 76-70. The Wildcats ended the season 13-15 overall and 7-12 in the H...

Seniors celebrate last home game with victories

Seniors celebrate last home game with victories

February 26, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Both the men's and women's basketball teams took on Benedictine College inside the Collins Center on Feb. 24 for senior day. The women started the day off with a 79-64 win and the men followed with a close win, 65-62.

Baker downs Benedictine on Senior Day

Baker downs Benedictine on Senior Day

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team defeated Benedictine 65-62 in the final game of the regular season. Baker finished the regular season 13-14 overall and 7-12 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Senior Tyree Peter was crucial to the Wildcats’ offense as he had his 11th double...

Men’s basketball picks up third-straight win

Men’s basketball picks up third-straight win

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team earned its third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference win on Saturday. The Wildcats took down Avila 71-60 in Kansas City, Missouri. This leaves Baker at 12-13 overall and 6-11 in Heart play with just two games remaining in the regular season. The Wildcats started...

‘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...