12.3.09 | Basketball
Baker to host conference rivals Benedictine Thursday evening
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women (4-4, 1-0) will get things started Thursday when they host rival Benedictine College (3-4, 0-0) at 5:30 p.m. at the Collins Center.
Baker enters Thursday's game 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after defeating No. 24 Evangel University Tuesday evening, 66-61. Brittany Hines led the way, scoring 26 points off 10-12 shooting from the floor and 4-5 shooting from beyond the arc.
Emily Gibson recorded her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Jenna Brantley played a key role, matching the single-game assist record of 10 that she set against Friends University on Nov. 10.
Gibson leads the Wildcats with 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
12.3.09 | Women's Basketball
Baker women defeat Benedictine 69-56
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Brittany Hines paved the way to victory yet again for the Wildcats. Hines scored 16 points off 4-7 shooting from the floor and 3-4 from beyond the arc.
Three players scored in double digits: Hines with 16, Emily Gibson with 12 and Cameron Roland with 10.
Turnovers were the story for Benedictine. The Wildcats forced the Ravens to turn the ball over 23 times as the women improved their HAAC record to 2-0 and season record to 5-4.
Emily Gibson recorded her fourth double-double of the season, pulling down 12 rebounds to go along with her 12 points.
Baker will be back in action Saturday when they host Lindenwood University at 5:30 p.m.
12.5.09 | Basketball
Baker to take on Lindenwood Saturday evening
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. -- The Baker women's basketball team (5-4, 2-0) will start the action at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening against Lindenwood University (2-5, 1-0) at the Collins Center.
The Wildcats are 2-0 in the conference. Baker knocked off No. 24 Evangel University 66-61 and defeated rival Benedictine College 69-56 last week.
Brittany Hines and Emily Gibson lead the charge for the surging Wildcats. Over the past two games Hines has averaged 21 points per contest.
Gibson, the Wildcats leading scorer and rebounder, has recorded double-doubles in the past two contests.
The Baker men (6-4, 0-2) will have their hands full Saturday when they take on No. 12 Lindenwood University (7-2, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m.
12.5.09 | Women's Basketball
Gibson leads the way as Baker rolls Lindenwood
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Junior Emily Gibson recorded a career-high 27 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to record her fifth double-double of the season as the Wildcats defeated Lindenwood 74-52.
Brittany HInes continued her hot streak, scoring 15 points off 6-13 shooting from the field. Aubree Gustin recorded her first double-double of the season, pulling down 11 rebounds and scoring 10 points as the Wildcats improved to 3-0 in conference play.
After trailing 6-2 four minutes into the game, the Wildcats pulled away and never looked back. The Wildcats went on a 14-3 run midway through the first half to pull away for good.
12.7.09 | Athletics
Pryor, Griffin and Dunn named NAIA All-Americans
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University¹s Brooke Pryor, a junior from Overbrook, Kan., has been named to the 2009 Tachikara-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics third team, as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee.
Pryor (pictured), the Heart of America Athletic Conference player of the year in 2009, ranked 10th nationally with 4.2 kills set.
Matt Griffin, a junior from Olathe, Kan., was also named to the 2009 Adidas-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics third team, as selected by the NAIA Soccer All-America Selection Committee.
12.7.09 | Women's Basketball
Gibson named HAAC Player of the Week
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Junior Emily Gibson was awarded Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Gibson led Baker to a perfect 3-0 week to start the conference season, posting three double-doubles along the way. Gibson averaged 19.3 points on .667 shooting, to go with 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.7 steals. Gibson posted a career-high 27 points and 17 rebounds in the Cats’ 74-52 victory over Lindenwood University on Dec. 5.
12.8.09 | Men's Basketball
Weaver to retire as Baker’s men’s basketball coach
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Rick Weaver, Baker University’s men’s basketball coach for the past 25 years, has announced his plans to retire from coaching at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.
“It’s been a quick 25 years coaching at BU,” Weaver said. “It’s never easy to give up something that you enjoy, but I’ll be turning 60 before next season starts, it’s time. The early announcement will hopefully assist with the search process and I will do everything I can to help with the transition. It’s been a privilege to coach so many great kids over the last quarter century.”
Weaver will continue to teach and assist with fund raising through 2011-2012 at the university.
Weaver in 1985-86 became the 10th head men’s basketball coach in Baker University’s history. During his tenure at Baker, he has guided the Wildcats to 352 victories, the school’s first Heart of America Athletic Conference basketball title in 1989 and a trip to the NAIA national tournament in 1996 when the Wildcats set a school record with 25 victories.
12.12.09 | Women’s Basketball
Baker looks to extend three-game winning streak
Fulton, Mo. – A tough nonconference schedule in November left the women’s basketball team with a 3-4 record through its first seven games. However, the Wildcats have turned it around of late and will enter Saturday’s game against William Woods winners of their last three, including last Tuesday’s victory in their HAAC opener against No. 24 Evangel.
Baker (6-4, 3-0 HAAC) will continue to rely on junior Emily Gibson to lead the charge. Gibson averages 14.9 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game. On Monday, Gibson was named HAAC Player of the Week, averaging 19.3 points on .667 shooting to go with 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals. Gibson posted a career-high 27 points and 17 rebounds in the Cats’ 74-52 victory over Lindenwood University on Dec. 5. She has recorded five double-doubles on the season.