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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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Women’s basketball enters break at 9-2 overall

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After a 90-60 win over the Graceland Yellow Jackets Saturday in Lamoni, Iowa, the women’s basketball team finishes its first semester of basketball at 9-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play. The Wildcats, who are tied for the second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, have 21 days in between...

Women’s basketball starts conference play at 2-1

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After a 5-0 start for the women’s basketball team, the Wildcats have dropped two of their last four, including a conference loss at home to MidAmerica Nazarene. But after a 77-69 road victory at Evangel on Wednesday night the No. 23 Wildcats are now 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Against...

Women’s basketball suffers first loss

Women’s basketball suffers first loss

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

On one of Baker athletics’ most historic days with three NAIA playoff home victories, the No. 23 women’s basketball team lost its first game of the season. The Wildcats fell 69-66 to the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers on Saturday in the Collins Center and failed to snap a three-game losing streak to...

No. 23 women’s basketball sweeps Heart/KCAC Classic

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 23 women’s basketball team continues to be perfect this season after sweeping Ottawa and St. Mary at the Heart/KCAC Classic hosted by Ottawa. The Wildcats beat Ottawa 72-57 on Friday and beat St. Mary 59-37 on Saturday to push their record to 4-0 on the season. Friday’s game was closer...