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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

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

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

Wildcats denied at-large berth to nationals

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

Seniors celebrate last home game with victories

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.

Baker downs Benedictine on Senior Day

Baker downs Benedictine on Senior Day

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team defeated Benedictine 65-62 in the final game of the regular season. Baker finished the regular season 13-14 overall and 7-12 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Senior Tyree Peter was crucial to the Wildcats’ offense as he had his 11th double...

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...