1.26.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker women escape with 78-72 overtime victory
FAYETTE, Mo. - Four Wildcats scored in double digits as Baker gutted out a 78-72 win over Central Methodist University Monday at Puckett Field House.
With 11 seconds remaining in regulation, the Wildcats held a one-point lead over Central Methodist. As the ball was inbounded, two CMU players trapped Aubree Gustin, forcing a turnover that ultimately put Baker in a situation in which they had to foul the Eagles' best free throw shooter. She missed her second free throw, sending the game into overtime, and the Wildcats sealed the road victory.
1.25.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker set to take on Central Methodist University
FAYETTE, Mo. - The Baker women's basketball team (11-7, 7-1) returns to the hardwood Monday when it travels to Fayette, Mo., to take on Central Methodist University (8-11, 2-7). Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. (CST) in Puckett Field House.
The Wildcats enter Monday's tilt with a 2-5 record in road games. Last time out, Baker defeated Graceland University, 81-49. Junior Aubree Gustin led three Wildcat players in double-figure points with 17 in the contest.
1.23.10 | Women's Basketball
Three Wildcats score in double digits in 81-49 victory
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team bounced back Saturday afternoon, defeating Graceland University 81-49 at the George F. Collins Center. With the win, the Wildcats improved to 11-7 overall and 7-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Three players finished in double figures, and junior forward Aubree Gustin (pictured) led the way with 17 points. Junior Emily Gibson recorded her 11th double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Junior guard Brittany Hines added 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
1.21.10 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats succumb to second half surge
OLATHE, Kan. - Despite leading for more than 18 minutes in the first half, the Baker women's basketball team fell 53-62 on Thursday evening. Junior guard Jenna Brantley (pictured) led the scoring attack for the Wildcats with 11 points while shooting 5-14 from the field and 1-5 from beyond the arc.
The Pioneers (10-8, 5-3) were not intimidated by the Wildcats' (10-7, 6-1) top ranking in the conference and outscored the Wildcats 35-24 in the second half.
1.21.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker to take on conference foe MidAmerica Nazarene Thursday evening
OLATHE, Kan. - The Baker women (10-6, 6-0) look to remain flawless in conference play as they travel Thursday to MidAmerica Nazarene University (9-8, 4-3). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Cook Center, which has proven to be a difficult venue for the Wildcats, who have gone 1-8 while visiting the Pioneers over the past nine years.
Baker looks to turn things around, however, by keeping the momentum gained by a 73-53 win over Missouri Valley College. Junior standout Emily Gibson (pictured) paved the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Gibson leads the Wildcats, averaging 14.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.
1.18.10 | Women's Basketball
Gibson named HAAC Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University junior Emily Gibson (pictured) was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gibson averaged 17.5 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists for the Wildcats last week.
Gibson highlighted the week with 15 points and nine rebounds in a 62-60 victory at William Jewell College last Thursday.
Gibson leads the HAAC with 9.5 rebounds per game and ranks second with 1.81 blocks per game.
Baker, 10-6 overall and 6-0 in conference, heads to MidAmerica Nazarene on Thursday. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.
1.16.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker overpowers Missouri Valley 73-53
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team posted its sixth-straight conference victory Saturday, downing Missouri Valley 73-53.
The Wildcats (10-6, 6-0) were led by junior Emily Gibson (pictured), who recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Brooke Soske chipped in with eight points and two rebounds.
"I'm really happy with how our team executed our game plan," said Baker head coach Susan Decker.
1.14.10 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats overtake first place with 62-60 win over William Jewell
LIBERTY, Mo. - Free throws saved the day. Aubree Gustin scored 10 points, including two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation, and Baker (9-6,5-0) held on to beat William Jewell (13-4,6-1) for the first time since 2007.
Emily Gibson recorded a game-high 15 points with nine rebounds, and Brittany Hines chipped in with 14.
After William Jewell missed a layup that would have given the Cardinals the lead, the Wildcats got the ball into the hands of their most consistent free throw shooter. Gustin sank both free throws to give the Wildcats their marquee victory of the season.