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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 8, 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 1, 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...

Women drop to fifth in HAAC

Women drop to fifth in HAAC

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team had a three-game winning streak snapped in a 69-66 loss to the Missouri Valley Vikings on Saturday in Marshall, Missouri. Baker finished with 18 turnovers and a season low 7-20 from the free throw line. This loss, which followed a strong effort on Thursday when...

Women’ basketball takes consecutive 20-point wins

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team is back on track after two conference wins of at least 20 points this past week. The Wildcats defeated the Avila University Eagles 66-45 on Jan. 15 at the Collins Center and then rolled the Evangel University Crusaders 78-56 two days later in Springfield, Missouri. The...

Women’s basketball loses two in a row

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For the first time since February 2013, the No. 21 women's basketball team lost two consecutive conference games. Baker dropped to 9-6 on the season and 2-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Thursday The Wildcats lost Thursday night in Collins Center to the Benedictine Ravens 77-73. ...