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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...

Men’s basketball uses big second halves to win two Heart games

Men’s basketball uses big second halves to win two Heart games

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team has used big second halves in its last two Heart of America Athletic Conference games to propel the Wildcats to home victories against Central Methodist and Clarke. The Wildcats first defeated Central Methodist University 79-68. Baker was able to tie the game 29-29...

Men’s basketball falls short in two close home games

Men’s basketball falls short in two close home games

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After two close matches at home in the Collins Center, the Baker men’s basketball team is now 8-8 overall and 5-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats' hard-fought effort fell short against MidAmerica Nazarene in a 74-73 loss on Monday. The Wildcats led the Pioneers for almost...

Men’s basketball falls to Benedictine

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

December 11, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team had another impressive showing against a ranked opponent Saturday but fell victim to a last-second shot and lost to No. 23 Benedictine College 66-64. With a 64-62 lead, the Wildcats were primed to upset the Ravens similar to the Nov. 19 game when BU took down then...

Men’s basketball goes 1-1 on the road

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After a season-best offensive performance, the Baker men’s basketball team cooled down in Saturday’s 82-71 loss to Mount Mercy University. The Wildcats shot just 7-of-24 on 3-pointers, three days removed from hitting a season-high 15 from beyond the arc in a 91-82 victory over Culver-Stockton. Sophomore...

Basketball teams sweep Avila

Basketball teams sweep Avila

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 29, 2016


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

After defeating Avila 73-52 at home on Monday night, the No. 13 Baker women are off to a 6-1 start overall and a 4-1 start in the Heart of America Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Baker men beat Avila for the second-straight time, 87-60. Following the win, the...

Despite Gray’s career night, men lose second game in conference play

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker University men’s basketball team is off to an 0-2 start in Heart of America Athletic Conference play after losing to Central Methodist 79-72 on Wednesday night in Fayette, Missouri. The Wildcats have now lost six straight games to CMU and three straight in Fayette. Baker senior Javeion...

2016-17 men’s basketball preview

2016-17 men’s basketball preview

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After leading the team in nearly every major statistical category last season, senior Javeion Gray is still finding ways to elevate his game and help a young Wildcats' team that finished 12-17 last season. “For one, (head coach Sean Dooley) has come to me and asked me what I think needs to be changed...

Men’s basketball ends season at William Penn

Men’s basketball ends season at William Penn

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team saw its season end Saturday on the road in a 92-66 loss at No. 11 William Penn. The Wildcats finished the season 12-17 overall and 8-14 in the Heart. “For the season to be over hurts more than anything,” junior Javeion Gray said. “I feel like with all of the teams...