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Women’s basketball preparing for Heart tourney

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 28, 2016

The women’s basketball team is now headed to the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The Wildcats ended the regular season 22-7 overall after defeating William Penn University on Saturday in Oskaloosa, Iowa. With a 16-6 conference record, the 'Cats will enter the tournament seeded No....

Women, seniors dominate Peru State in home finale

Women, seniors dominate Peru State in home finale

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 24, 2016

The women’s basketball team sent its seniors out with an 85-43 win over Peru State, the largest margin of victory in conference play this season. The four seniors accounted for 44 of the team's points and exited with a standing ovation halfway through the fourth quarter. Peru State scored the game’s...

Women win 20th game for fourth straight season

Women win 20th game for fourth straight season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 20, 2016

The Baker women cruised to their 20th win of the season in a 77-53 thrashing of the Grand View Vikings on Saturday afternoon in the Collins Center. This is the fourth straight season the women have won 20 or more games, which is a school record. After only scoring two points in the Wildcats’ 51-48...

Baker women win at Culver-Stockton

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 14, 2016

The Baker women avenged a previous loss to Culver-Stockton College on Jan. 9 with a 61-43 victory over CSC on Saturday afternoon in Canton, Missouri. Culver’s inefficiency to make shots, as well as Baker’s defense, kept the CSC Wildcats out of the game the entire way. “We did a really nice job...

Women fall in final minute to No. 16 CMU

Women fall in final minute to No. 16 CMU

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 10, 2016

The Baker women’s basketball team fell 68-63 to the No. 16 Central Methodist Eagles on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. The Wildcats are now alone in fourth place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings at 12-5. They are 18-6 overall. The Wildcats led for the majority of the...

Hodge and Simpson longtime teammates

Hodge and Simpson longtime teammates

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

Seniors Ericka Simpson and Jami Hodge are approaching the end of their Baker basketball careers together. But for Hodge and Simpson, their bond dates back before even their high school and middle school careers. The two went to the same elementary school, but at first they played on different teams. Both...

Women cruise by Evangel 89-53

Women cruise by Evangel 89-53

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

The Baker women showed why they’re one of the best defensive teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in a 89-53 win over the Evangel Crusaders on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. The BU defense shut down every aspect of the Crusaders’ offensive game from the opening tip as the Wildcats...

‘Cats pick up Heart win over Missouri Valley

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

January 31, 2016

Baker’s 3-point shooting told the story in the women’s second win over the Missouri Valley Vikings this season. Senior Ericka Simpson’s five 3-pointers led Baker to a 69-60 win over Missouri Valley College on Saturday in Marshall, Missouri. As a team, the ‘Cats were 48 percent from behind...

Wallisch’s triple-double leads Baker past Avila

Wallisch’s triple-double leads Baker past Avila

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

After turning the ball over 25 times in their 65-54 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene on Saturday, the Wildcats responded with a 65-39 win over the Avila Eagles on Wednesday night in the Collins Center. Senior Macy Wallisch led the Wildcats with her first career triple-double, scoring 10 points, grabbing 10...

Women crush No. 11 Benedictine 65-48

Women crush No. 11 Benedictine 65-48

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 21, 2016

Playing their best game of the season, the Baker women knocked off the No. 11 Benedictine College Ravens 65-48 on Wednesday night in Baldwin City. The win pushed Baker to 14-4 overall and 8-3 through the first half of the Heart of America Athletic Conference basketball schedule. Baker got a great...

Women bounce back with home win

Women bounce back with home win

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 11, 2016

The Baker women’s basketball team responded from back-to-back losses with a dominant 71-46 win over William Penn University Monday Night in the Collins Center. The Wildcats improved to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play starting the toughest week of the season with three games in six days. The...

Women drop back-to-back Heart games

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 10, 2016

After moving up to No. 21 in the NAIA rankings, the women’s basketball team dropped both of its games this week. The women lost to Central Methodist 81-72 on Wednesday in Fayette, Missouri, and followed that up with a loss to Culver-Stockton on Saturday afternoon in Baldwin City. The team learned...