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Men complete season sweep of Evangel

Men complete season sweep of Evangel

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men completed a season sweep of Evangel with a 94-73 victory on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. The Wildcats’ 3-point shooting was enough to bury the Crusaders early on in the second half. After their worst 3-point shooting game of the season at Missouri Valley last Saturday, the...

Men roll Avila 85-73

Men roll Avila 85-73

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcat men snapped a six-game losing streak to Avila with an 85-73 victory against the Eagles on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. Sophomores Brock Mick and Nate Guscott both had career nights to push the men to 10-10 overall and 6-7 in conference play. Guscott led the Wildcats with his...

Men snap five-game losing streak to Benedictine

Men snap five-game losing streak to Benedictine

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men defeated Benedictine 76-71 on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. The loss snapped a five-game losing streak to the Ravens. Coupled with a win by the BU women's team, for the first time in nearly five years the Baker basketball teams knocked off Benedictine in a doubleheader. The...

Men fall to No. 5 William Penn

Men fall to No. 5 William Penn

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team lost 93-78 to the No. 5 William Penn Statesmen on Monday in the Collins Center. The loss knocked the Wildcats to to 7-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play. William Penn came into the game scoring more than 95 points per game and showed that it can score from anywhere on...

Men’s basketball responds with win against Culver-Stockton

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 10, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After its worst loss in nearly two months, the men’s basketball team finished off the week with a dominant win over Culver-Stockton College 94-79 Saturday in Baldwin City. The Wildcats are now 7-7 overall and 3-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. On Wednesday the men lost 79-66 at Central...

Men’s basketball wins first conference game at Evangel

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After starting the Heart of America Athletic Conference schedule with two losses, the men’s basketball team bounced back with an 85-80 victory at Evangel on Wednesday night. Sophomore Gregg Easter’s 18 second-half points put Baker into the win column for the first time over Evangel in six tries. After...

Men’s basketball looks to overcome losses

Men’s basketball looks to overcome losses

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats hope to overcome two consecutive losses when they play their first conference matchup on Wednesday at Avila. The ‘Cats fell to Ottawa, 91-87, at home on Nov. 10 and then in an exhibition match against an NCAA Division 2 team, William Jewell College, 88-75, on Friday. Baker beat Ottawa...

Men’s basketball team opens with two wins

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team opened up its 2015-16 season with two wins, one on the road at Ottawa 82-74 on Saturday and the other at home 70-69 on Wednesday against Kansas Wesleyan. After winning only nine games last season, the Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. Baker’s offense scoring...

2015-16 men’s basketball preview

2015-16 men’s basketball preview

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

October 27, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team will start the 2015-16 season at Ottawa University on Oct. 31. The team finished 9-20 last season and 3-15 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, falling in the first round of the conference tournament. Head coach Sean Dooley has posted a 56-65 record since his start...

Men’s basketball season ends at Avila

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team ended its season Tuesday with a 71-53 loss to the Avila Eagles during the play-in round of the HAAC tournament. The Wildcats, who finished at 9-20 overall and 3-15 in the conference, fell in the opening round of the HAAC tournament for the third consecutive season. “Bottom...

Men fall in home finale

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

March 2, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team finished its regular season with two straight losses. Baker lost to Peru State 82-70 on Feb. 26 and also suffered a 71-56 defeat at the hands of the Missouri Valley Vikings on senior night Feb. 28. The ‘Cats finished the regular season with an overall record of 9-19 and...

Baker men fall to No. 18 Evangel

Baker men fall to No. 18 Evangel

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

February 23, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a hard-fought game at home on Saturday against the 18th-ranked Crusaders from Evangel University, the Wildcats fell 61-53. This loss puts the ‘Cats at 9-17 on the season and 3-13 in the HAAC. After losing a heartbreaker to Avila on Thursday, 74-60, the Wildcats are not heading toward a happy postseason. “It...