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Wildcats open Heart play with win

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team opened up Heart of America Athletic Conference play with a 68-61 win over Avila Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The game got off to a slow start with the score tied at 2-2 after three minutes of play.  After trading the lead back and forth, the Wildcats trailed the Eag...

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 10 Baker Wildcats played two games at the Benedictine Classic over the weekend, posting a 1-1 record. The ‘Cats earned a 78-63 victory over Park University on Friday, before losing to No. 24 Lindenwood-Belleville University 90-89, on Saturday. In the team’s first game on the road, the...

‘Cats break school record with 108 points

‘Cats break school record with 108 points

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team broke its record for most points scored in a game Tuesday after defeating Kansas Christian College 108-26 in the Collins Center. The victory was the largest margin of victory in coach Ben Lister’s era. The Wildcats led the Falcons for the entirety of the game...

Women’s basketball ends 2016-17 season

Women’s basketball ends 2016-17 season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team ended another history-making season after falling in the Round of 16 in the NAIA National Championships. The Wildcats recorded 30 wins on the season, won the Heart of America Athletic Conference outright and claimed the Heart tournament title for the first time in program...

Women’s basketball advances to Round of 16

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women’s basketball team is headed to the round of 16 after a first-round win in the NAIA National Championships in Billings, Montana. After a close game through the first three quarters, a strong fourth-quarter performance propelled the Wildcats to a 72-56 win over Mobile. The...

Women’s basketball takes conference championship

Women’s basketball takes conference championship

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team captured the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament championship for the first time Monday by defeating Benedictine College 64-51 in the Collins Center. This marks the 16th-straight victory for the Wildcats, as they will head into the NAIA National Championship...

Women’s basketball heads to Heart tournament finals

Women’s basketball heads to Heart tournament finals

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team is moving onto the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament finals after taking down MidAmerica Nazarene University 63-56 Friday. Sydnie Hanson led the Wildcats in scoring for the second consecutive game with 15 points. As a team, the Pioneers were held...

Baker women advance to Heart semifinals

Baker women advance to Heart semifinals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women's basketball team has advanced to the Heart semifinals after defeating the Grand View Vikings 84-52 inside the Collins Center on March 1. The Wildcats faced Grand View for the second time in a row after defeating the Vikings to end the regular season 77-59 on Feb. 25. Junior Sydnie...

Women’s basketball earns conference title

Women’s basketball earns conference title

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Even though the Baker women’s basketball team finished as the NAIA national runner-up in 2016, junior Sydnie Hanson and the Wildcats felt like they came away empty-handed. “Last year we accomplished a lot but didn’t get any banners, since we didn’t win conference or nationals,” she said. As...

No. 8 women’s basketball defeats Peru State

No. 8 women’s basketball defeats Peru State

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 8 Baker women’s basketball team stretched its winning streak to 11 games on Saturday, with all five starters finishing in double digits in a 97-77 victory over Peru State College. The Wildcats led 46-33 at halftime, but the Bobcats had a hot third quarter, outscoring Baker 26-18 to pull...

Women’s basketball wins 10th-straight Heart game

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 8 Baker women’s basketball team won its 10th-straight conference game Wednesday night. The visiting Wildcats defeated MidAmerica Nazarene, 72-60, moving to 23-4 overall and 21-2 in conference play. Senior Kelsey Larson led the ‘Cats with 15 points, followed by sophomore Jessie Zweifel...

Women’s basketball remains first in conference standings

Women’s basketball remains first in conference standings

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team is now riding a seven-game winning streak after defeating Culver-Stockton College 73-47 on Thursday and Mount Mercy University 79-60 on Saturday. Kelsey Larson did not have her typical scoring game on Thursday with just nine points, but led the Wildcats with five...