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1.26.10 | Women's Basketball

Baker women escape with 78-72 overtime victoryWomen's Basketball

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.

1.27.10 | Basketball

BU vs Benedictine Game Notes

[rv] Baker Wildcats (12-7, 8-1) at Benedictine Ravens (11-8, 6-4)

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 * Atchison, Kan. * Ralph Nolan Gymnasium * 5:30 p.m.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

The Baker Wildcats will travel to rival Benedictine College on Thursday, Jan. 28 for a 5:30 p.m. showdown with the Ravens. The Wildcats, 12-7 on the season and 8-1 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, are coming off a 78-72 overtime win on Monday at Central Methodist University (8-12, 2-8).

1.28.10 | Women's Basketball

Turnovers plague Wildcats in 62-73 loss at BenedictineGloria Atanmo

ATCHISON, Kan. - After battling to a 78-72 overtime win on Monday evening, the Baker women's basketball team dropped its second conference game of the season Thursday night.

The Ravens (12-8, 7-4) forced the Wildcats (12-8, 8-2) into a season-high 24 turnovers en route to its fourth straight conference victory.

"Turnovers killed us. You can't turn the ball over that many times and expect to win the basketball game," said head coach Susan Decker.

1.31.10 | Basketball

Baker splits doubleheader at Lindenwood; women win, men fallAubree Gustin

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - The Baker men's and women's basketball teams split a doubleheader at Lindenwood as the women bounced back with a 65-59 win, and the men fell 44-64 on Saturday night.

The Baker women improved to 13-8 overall and 9-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while the men dropped to 7-14 on the year.

In a game that saw head-to-head action throughout, the Lindenwood women held Baker to just 39 percent from the field and 27 percent from beyond the arc. In the end, it was the Wildcats' free throw shooting that saved the day as the Wildcats went 15-16 from the charity stripe. Two players scored double-digit points for the Baker women: junior Emily Gibson led the way with 17 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks, and junior Aubree Gustin (pictured) added 11 points and six rebounds.

1.31.10 | Wrestling

Wrestling takes third place at Kansas Cup
Kansas Cup

WICHITA, Kan. - Baker University wrestlers placed third in the inaugural Kansas Cup Invitational at Kansas Newman University on Sunday behind Labette Community College and team champion, Fort Hays State.

2.2.10 | Women's Basketball

Women's basketball emerging as conference title contender
Emily Gibson

Junior Emily Gibson leads the conference in rebounds.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team has emerged as an early title contender in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, with a 13-8 overall record, including a 9-2 mark in conference play. The Wildcats have been particularly successful at home, with a 9-2 record.

The promising start in conference play hasn't been a surprise to the team or coaches."We're trying to get better every game. Our defense should be there every night, even when the offense isn't. If we can play good defense and rebound the basketball, you have a chance to win," stated head coach Susan Decker.

2.2.10 | Baseball

Baseball announces two signings
Signees

Baker annouced two signings on Tuesday afternoon

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University head baseball coach Philip Hannon announced on Tuesday the signing of two middle infielders — Luis Ramirez and Ryan Lasneske — to national letters of intent.

Ramirez, a junior transfer from Kansas City Kansas Community College, will join the team this spring. Lasneske, a senior at Leavenworth High School, will join the team in the fall 2010.

Coach Hannon learned of Ramirez through the Tom Urquhart’s School of Baseball.

"Ramirez wasn't playing while he was at (KCKCC),” Hannon said. “Our team is a little short on depth this spring. He will fit in nicely with the role he will be playing on this team. He has some of the best hands and feet on our squad.”

Lasneske recently was selected as the winner of the 2009 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Character and Leadership Award. Out of the 1,000 athletes who participate in Major League Baseball's RBI program, Lasneske was the only player to earn the award.

"Getting a kid with great character is what you’re always looking for,” Hannon said. “But getting good baseball skills, as well, is a huge plus. His glove and arm across the diamond are something special. His leadership, determination and passion will be a true asset for Baker University.”

2.3.10 | Football

Wildcats ink 14 players on National Signing Day
Liston Stadium

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University announced the addition of 14 student-athletes to its football program on national signing day Wednesday.

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