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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

WBB vs William Woods

11.20.10 | Women's Basketball

No. 16 William Woods set to test Baker Saturday afternoon

Aubree Gustin

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. The 16th-ranked William Woods University women’s basketball team might be one of the toughest opponents the Wildcats face all season.

The Owls (7-0) are coming off a 29-3 season in which they lost in the opening round of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship.  Last season Baker fell to William Woods 72-54 in Fulton, Mo.

Baker (3-3) is coming of consecutive losses for the first time this season. The Wildcats fell last weekend in overtime to Park University and dropped its home opener Tuesday evening to Kansas Wesleyan University.

Brittany Hines continues to lead all Baker scorers with 16.2 points per game. Emily Gibson follows closely behind at 15 points per game.

Defensively, Aubree Gustin (8.5 rebounds per game) and Gibson (9.3) continue to own the glass.

William Woods’ Rachel Baker continues to lead the Owls in four of the five major statistical categories. She leads the team in points per game (12.7), rebounds (5.5), assists (3.4) and blocks (1.8).

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m., Saturday afternoon at the George F. Collins Center.

Live stats can be viewed at http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Webcasts.aspx?association=10

BLOCKING BATTLE
Emily Gibson of Baker currently ranks third nationally with 15 blocks on the season. Rachel Baker of William Woods sits at fifth nationally with 13 blocks.

STEALING
William Woods enters play ranked fifth nationally with 82 total steals. Sharron Andrews leads the Owls with 10 on the season, 10th best in the nation.

GETTING TO THE LINE
The Wildcats went 24-for-27 from the free-throw line on Tuesday night against Kansas Wesleyan. Gibson went 13-for-13 and Gustin went 4-for-4. The Wildcats rank eighth nationally, shooting 78 percent from the line.

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