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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. ...

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...