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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...

Men rally late but fall short against Grand View

Men rally late but fall short against Grand View

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team fell to Grand View University on Saturday 86-81. The Wildcats had a chance late in the game, down two points with 12.1 seconds left, but they were not able to capitalize and Grand View sank its final free throw attempts. Senior Nick Wilson was electric for the Wildcats....

Men lose third straight

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Saturday, falling on the road to Culver-Stockton College 66-52. No Wildcat scored more than 9 points, and the team shot a season-low 29 percent on field goals, including 8-37 on 3-pointers. Junior Javeion Gray and sophomore Gregg Easter...

Men suffer overtime loss to CMU

Men suffer overtime loss to CMU

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It was a tale of two halves, plus an extra five minutes, for the men’s basketball team on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. After coming back from down 18 in the first half to force overtime against Central Methodist University, BU ultimately fell short in an 83-82 loss to drop the Wildcats down...

Late free throws down Baker men

Story by Jenna

February 8, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men fell short in a tight one to the Graceland Yellow Jackets, 69-65, Saturday afternoon in the Collins Center. The previous matchup between the two teams resulted in an overtime win by Baker. This meeting fell in Graceland’s favor, yet the win did not come without a struggle Sophomore...