2.7.10 | Basketball
Men's and women's basketball teams fall at
- Brooke Sanders scored 11 points Saturday afternoon at Evangel
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It was a key game in Heart of America Athletic Conference.play for the Baker women's basketball team (14-9, 10-4) on Saturday afternoon. But when it ended, unfortunately the Evangel Crusaders (18-4, 12-1) were victorious in a game that featured first-place hanging in the balance.
Emily Gibson led the way for the Baker women with 17 points and five rebounds. Aubree Gustin and Brooke Sanders (pictured) chipped in with 11 points apiece.
Ashlee Luko and Kara Blakenship stole the show Saturday afternoon. Luko scored a career-high 27 points and Blakenship added 23 en route to the Crusaders 72-60 victory over the Wildcats.
Evangel now holds a two-game lead in the league race with seven games remaining on the schedule.
Coming off a near upset loss to Central Methodist University last Thursday, the Baker men's basketball team (7-16, 0-13) looked to parlay that momentum into the weekend against Evangel (14-9, 10-3).
Evangel went into halftime clinging to a 27-22 lead, but shot 59 percent from the field in the second half to pull away late with the 64-53 victory.
Andre Strozier led the way for the Wildcats with a game-high 14 points and five rebounds. Jaris Wommack chipped in with 12 points and Malcolm Greer added seven.
The Wildcats will be back in action at 5:30/7:30 Thursday evening when the Wildcats play host to rival Avila University in the George F. Collins Center.
Check back on bakerwildcats.com for full game details later in the week.