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Women’s basketball gets a pair of home wins

Women’s basketball gets a pair of home wins

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 23 Wildcats opened their 2015-16 season with two home wins, defeating Midland University on Friday, 85-77 in overtime, and Grace University on Saturday, 85-31. In the overtime matchup against Midland, Baker’s defense was key in capturing the win. Both teams shot just over 40 percent from...

Senior class to lead women’s basketball team

Senior class to lead women’s basketball team

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team returns to the floor this season with four returning starters, including three seniors. The senior class has been a part of back-to-back NAIA national tournaments, three straight 20-win seasons and three consecutive seasons with a different All-American. As seniors this...

2015-16 women’s basketball preview

2015-16 women’s basketball preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team finished the 2014-15 season with its third straight 20-win season and made its second consecutive NAIA national tournament appearance. The women’s final record was 21-10 on the year with a 13-5 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The 2015-16 Wildcats look...

Women fall to OBU in NAIA Tournament

Women fall to OBU in NAIA Tournament

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

What looked like one of the most improbable comebacks in Baker's history ended when Oklahoma Baptist University senior Elisabeth Daniels knocked down two free throws with 12 seconds left to seal OBU's 52-47 win and eliminate the Wildcats in the first round of the NAIA Tournament Thursday in Independence,...

Women to face OBU in national tourney

Women to face OBU in national tourney

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team has earned its second consecutive bid to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship in Independence, Missouri, from March 18-24 at the Independence Events Center. Baker’s first game will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. The Wildcats will take on the...

After close loss, women hope for national bid

After close loss, women hope for national bid

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 7, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The third-seeded women’s basketball team lost to the second-seeded Benedictine Ravens in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Friday night in Atchison 57-55. Senior Kyrstie Ehm missed the potential game-tying shot as the buzzer sounded. The loss snapped the Wildcats’...

Women advance to semifinals

Women advance to semifinals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The third-seeded women’s basketball team defeated the sixth-seeded Graceland Yellow Jackets 82-65 on Wednesday, March 4, in the Collins Center in the first round of the HAAC tournament. The Wildcats improved to 21-8 on the season and won their ninth straight game. They will take on the second-seeded...

Seniors shine as women win eighth straight

Seniors shine as women win eighth straight

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The five seniors were the story for the women’s basketball team in an 85-61 senior night victory over the Missouri Valley College Vikings in the regular-season finale. The five started the game for the Wildcats and combined for 56 points in the team’s eighth consecutive victory. The Wildcats won...

Women’s basketball wins sixth straight

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team defeated Avila 61-39 on Thursday and Evangel 59-52 on Saturday. Baker has won six consecutive games and owns sole possession of third place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats are now 18-8 overall and 11-5 in conference games. “The best thing about...

Ehm scores 1,000th point; women win two

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team won games against both Benedictine College, 63-57, and Culver-Stockton College, 61-47, to move into a tie for third place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Wildcats now sit at 16-8 overall and 9-5 in conference play with four more games before the tournament. Coming...

Women’s basketball downs Graceland

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team continues to keep itself in the Heart of America Athletic Conference race with an 80-64 win over the Graceland Yellow Jackets on Saturday in Collins Center. The win bumps the Wildcats up to 14-8 overall and 7-5 in the conference as they swept the Yellow Jackets on the season. The...

Women improve to 6-5 in HAAC

Women improve to 6-5 in HAAC

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After a 70-63 loss to the MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers on Thursday in the Collins Center the women’s basketball team overcame a 1-17 game from three-point range to defeat the Central Methodist Eagles 63-54 on Saturday in Fayette, Missouri. The Wildcats improved to 13-8, 6-5 after dropping two games...