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Baker Sweeps Missouri Valley in a two game thriller

Senior Brandon Clifford lead the Wildcats in their win against Mount Mercy 85-80. Clifford had 21 points on the day as Baker's top scorer.

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The Baker Wildcats basketball teams hosted the Missouri Valley Vikings at home in the Collins Center on Feb. 19. With both men and women coming off wins against Mount Mercy, both games provided an intriguing challenge as the Heart of America Tournament draws near. The women began their game at 5:30 p.m.,...

Women’s Basketball tops Mount Mercy

Freshman Leah Vanweelden dribbles down count as the Wildcats take on Clarke.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 15, 2020

The Wildcats defeated the Mount Mercy Mustangs in the Collins Center on Sat. Feb. 15. to stay in the running for a spot in the Heart of America Conference tournament. The Wildcats continue to battle through an injury-riddled season that has taken many key players out of their rotation. However, the...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball lose against Clarke University

Freshman Kobe Buffalomeat takes the ball underneath for two.

Story by Robin Madere, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The Baker Wildcats basketball teams hosted the Clarke University Pride at home in the Collins Center on Feb. 8. The women began their game at noon, and the men followed with their own tip off at 2 p.m. The Wildcats fought for a home win, but ultimately fell to the Pride in both games.   In th...

Baker basketball teams fall to Evangel

Freshman Turner Mattingly prepares to bring the ball to the hoop. The men's and women's games where sponsored by Student Activities Counsel as a part of spring Wildcat Welcome Week.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

In their sixteenth conference game of the season, the Baker University Wildcat basketball teams competed at home against the Evangel University Crusaders on Thurs. Jan. 30. Both games were battles, but the Crusaders ultimately rose above to secure wins in both the women’s and men's games. The...

Basketball team battles Benedictine

Basketball team battles Benedictine

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat basketball teams traveled to Atchison, Kan. to take on the Benedictine College Ravens on Wed. Nov. 20. Both the men’s and women’s teams put up a good fight, but the Ravens eventually came out on top to take both games against the Wildcats. The women were undefeated...

Womens basketball opens up season at KCAC Classic

Womens basketball opens up season at KCAC Classic

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats women’s basketball teams opened up their season on the road in the KCAC Classic hosted at University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. The Wildcats played two games in the tournament. On Fri. Nov. 1 the Wildcats took on the host team, University of St. Mary Spires and...

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Senior Caitlin Modesett drives the ball against University of Saint Mary in the 2017 season opening game. Modesett is one of three key senior leaders on the team.

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

The women’s basketball team is off to a 10-1 start under the new direction of first-year Head Coach Justin Rees. The ‘Cats are ranked No. 23 in the first NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll. The strengths of the squad rely on the highly experienced seniors according to Rees. The ...

Wildcats denied at-large berth to nationals

Senior Sydnie Hanson and Junior Caitlin Modesett double-team a Grand View player. Hanson and Modesett were both named 2017-18 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018

The Baker University women’s basketball team ended its 2017-18 season in the quarterfinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The No. 6 seeded Wildcats fell to No. 3 seeded MidAmerica Nazarene 66-53. The ‘Cats then had to wait to see if they were selected for the NAIA Women’s...

Seniors celebrate last home game with victories

Stepping back for a pull-up jumper, senior Nate Guscott gathers himself in preparation for his shot. Guscott's mother made the trip to Baldwin City from Melbourne, Australia, to watch her son play in his senior day game.

February 26, 2018

Both the men's and women's basketball teams took on Benedictine College inside the Collins Center on Feb. 24 for senior day. The women started the day off with a 79-64 win and the men followed with a close win, 65-62.