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Women’s basketball enters break at 9-2 overall

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 15, 2015

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...