2.7.10 | Wrestling
Jordan leads Wildcats at Missouri Valley College Open
MARSHALL, Mo. - Baker wrestling junior Clarence Jordan (174, Waterloo, Iowa) led all Baker wrestlers by finishing sixth at the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Mo. Saturday. With over 230 entries in the tournament, eight Wildcats entered the open with Jordan coming away as a top six finisher.
The MVC Open marked the end of the regular season for the Baker wrestling program and head coach Jimmy May and the Baker wrestlers will now have two weeks to prepare for the NAIA Central Regional at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday February 20th.
Ten Baker grapplers have already secured their spot at the NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 4-6. Two more Baker wrestlers will look to stamp their ticket to the national chapionships at the Central Regional in Oskaloosa.
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.
2.8.10 | Spirit Squad
Spirit squad announces HAAC showcase event
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker University spirit squad is pleased to announce that it will be holding an exhibition featuring a small dance routine and hip hop routine on Wednesday, Feb.11. Come out and support the dance team before they compete at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Spirit Squad Competition. The Heart of America Athletic Conference is proudly the only conference in the NAIA that supports such a competition.
Baker University Dance Team Exhibition
For more information please contact Lynsey Payne at 785.594.8499 or
Wednesday, February 10th
George F. Collins Center
2.8.10 | Women's Bowling
Wildcats close out season at McKendree Baker Challenge
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Baker University women’s bowling team placed 18th at the weekend McKendree Baker Challenge.
At the team event, the Wildcats had a total pinfall of 5,185.
The event was the final competition for the Wildcats in 2009-2010, the inaugual year for bowling at Baker.
2.8.10 | Track and Field
Wildcats take third in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Baker men’s track and field team took third place this past weekend at the Nebraska Wesleyan University Triangular with an overall score of 73.
Freshman Reggie Harris highlighted the weekend’s events with a first-place finish in the long jump (6.62 meters) and a second-place finish in the 55 meter (6.47 seconds).
Senior Brian Korn (pictured) also led the Wildcats with a second-place finish in the shot put and a third-place finish in the weight throw. Korn threw distances of 15.27 meters and 16.53 meters, respectively.
The Wildcats also earned points from Tanner Gleason and Bradley Walker’s efforts in the 200 meter. Gleason clocked in at 24.02 for a fourth-place finish, and Walker’s time of 24.17 was good enough for fifth place.
Baker returns to competition this Friday at the Pittsburg State Invitational.
The Baker women's indoor track and field team took third place this past weekend at the Nebraska Wesleyan Triangular with a team score of 75 points.
Senior Kayla Irwin led the Baker women with a second-place finish in the women's pole vault at 3.15 meters. Freshman Helena Davis also finished near the top in the women's triple jump with a mark of 10.20 meters to place third.
The Wildcats will be back in action Friday, Feb. 12, when they travel to Pittsburg State.
2.11.10 | Basketball
Five players score in double figures as Baker defeats Avila, 62-52
Jenna Brantley scored 10 points in the Wildcats victory
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Five different players on the Baker women's basketball team had double-digit totals in points to lift the Wildcats to a 62-52 victory against Avila University on Thursday evening. Junior Aubree Gustin and sophomore Gloria Atanmo each had a team-high 11 points. Jenna Brantley, Brittany Hines and Emily Gibson each recorded 10.
2.13.10 | Women's Basketball
Gibson's 24 leads Baker in 59-40 win over Culver-Stockton
CANTON, Mo. - Emily Gibson scored 24 points and pulled down 19 rebounds to lead Baker to a 59-40 win over Culver-Stockton College on Saturday afternoon.
Aubree Gustin added 10 points as Baker (16-9, 12-3) continued its dominance in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Emily Gibson currently ranks No. 1 in the NAIA with 15 double-doubles on the season. Gibson also recorded three blocks in the game while shooting a whopping 9-for-13 (69 percent) from the field.
2.14.10 | Athletics
Basketball teams highlight weekend sports
- Coach Weaver and the Wildcats are riding a two-game winning streak
CANTON, Mo. - The Baker men's basketball (9-16, 2-13) team snapped out of its funk to win two games this past week, downing Avila University on Thursday and Culver-Stockton College on Saturday.
Senior Malcolm Greer, fresh off becoming a member of the 1,000-point club, led the way for the Baker men scoring 15 points while pulling down 11 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season Saturday afternoon.