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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...

Men’s team wins big on Valentine’s Day

Men’s team wins big on Valentine’s Day

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer
February 17, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats split Valentine’s Day weekend with a 53-49 loss to the No. 11 Benedictine College Ravens on Feb. 12 then an 85-71 win against the Culver-Stockton College Wildcats on Feb. 14. The Wildcats now sit in ninth place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference at 9-15 overall and 3-11 in conference...

Men break nine-game losing streak

Men break nine-game losing streak

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer
February 9, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the first time this season since Dec. 15, the men's basketball team walked off the court with a win. The Baker men hosted Graceland on Saturday and ended the game with a score of 83-69. This game snapped a nine-game losing streak to give the ‘Cats an 8-14 record on the season and 2-10 in the...

Men’s losing streak reaches nine games

Men’s losing streak reaches nine games

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer
February 2, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team had a rough week of play, losing to the MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers and the Central Methodist University Eagles. These two losses make nine-straight for the Wildcats, who have not yet found a way to win in 2015 with their last win dating back to Dec. 15 against...