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No. 10 women begin conference play

No. 10 women begin conference play

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After losing its first regular season conference game to MidAmerica Nazarene University on Thursday night, the No. 10 women’s basketball team bounced back and defeated the No. 25 Central Methodist University Eagles 55-43 on Saturday at the Collins Center. The Wildcats improved to 7-4 overall and 1-1...

Women’s basketball rolls through Grace

Story by Hayley Morrical, Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team stayed on top of its game to score a new season high against the Grace University Royals in its 87-38 win Nov. 25 in Omaha, Nebraska. After a sweep at the HAAC/KCAC Challenge in Leavenworth on Nov. 14-15, the Wildcats lost at home to Haskell Indian Nations University,...

Women’s basketball sweeps HAAC/KCAC Challenge

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 10th-ranked women’s basketball team swept two games in the HAAC/KCAC Challenge in Leavenworth. The Wildcats beat Ottawa 79-57 on Friday and then overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Saint Mary 67-63 on Saturday. Two-time reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Ben Lister...

Women’s basketball wins home opener

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women’s basketball team defeated the Midland Warriors 62-60 in the Wildcats' season opener Saturday in the Collins Center. “You’ve got to feel positive about walking away 1-0,” two-time HAAC Coach of the Year Ben Lister said. “But we’ve still got some work to do.” Although...

2014-15 Women’s Basketball Preview

2014-15 Women’s Basketball Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Coming off a 17-1 conference championship last season, the 2014-15 women’s basketball team is looking to repeat its success and make another deep playoff run after finishing with a 27-7 record, including a 17-game win streak. Reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Ben Lister...

Wildcats fall 78-72 in Sweet 16

Wildcats fall 78-72 in Sweet 16

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

March 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women’s basketball team ended its record-setting season with a 78-72 loss to Bethel University in the Sweet 16 of the NAIA national tournament Friday morning in Frankfort, Ky. Eleven missed free throws and 22 turnovers hindered the Baker Wildcats, preventing the program from...

Women’s basketball advances in NAIA tournament

Women’s basketball advances in NAIA tournament

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

March 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 12 Baker University women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 during its NAIA national tournament debut with a 74-61 victory over the 23-ranked University of Cumberlands on Wednesday in Frankfort, Ky. The Wildcats consider themselves a second-half team and BU proved that during the...

Wildcats make national tournament debut

Wildcats make national tournament debut

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

March 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 12 Baker University women’s basketball team will make its first NAIA national tournament appearance at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Frankfort, Ky. Baker will face the 23rd-ranked University of the Cumberlands Patriots, who made the national tournament for the 14th time in the program’s history....

MNU claims HAAC championship in overtime

MNU claims HAAC championship in overtime

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

March 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women’s basketball team’s 17-game win streak came to a close Tuesday during the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. Forty minutes wasn’t enough to settle the BU-MidAmerica Nazarene University rivalry as the Pioneers pulled out a 79-72 overtime...

Wildcats advance to HAAC championship

Wildcats advance to HAAC championship

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

March 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For the third-straight game, junior Krystie Ehm led the Baker University women’s basketball team at a time when the rest of the Wildcats struggled offensively. The guard posted a game-high 19 points in Collins Center Saturday, helping the Wildcats earn a 69-60 victory over Missouri Valley College...

Women’s basketball claims conference title outright

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

March 1, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Despite posting a season-high 32 turnovers, the No. 13 Baker University women’s basketball team claimed the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship outright with a 62-50 victory over Missouri Valley College on Saturday in Marshall, Mo. The Wildcats secured at least a share of the conference...

Wildcats secure share of HAAC title

Wildcats secure share of HAAC title

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It had been more than three decades since the Baker University women’s basketball team claimed a Heart of America Athletic Conference championship. That drought came to an end Thursday, though, when the 13th-ranked Wildcats recorded an 85-63 victory over Peru State College in Collins Center. The...