2.4.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker women cruise to 54-44 victory over Central Methodist
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Emily Gibson scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Baker University women to a 54-44 victory over Central Methodist on Thursday evening. Gibson currently ranks No. 1 nationally with 14 double-doubles on the year.
The Wildcats (14-8, 10-2) shot 37 percent from the field and 27 percent from beyond the arc.
Blocks were the story of the game. The Wildcats recorded a season-high eight blocks with Emily Gibson and Aubree Gustin each swatting three apiece.
Central Methodist (9-14, 3-10) shot 32 percent from the field and only 17 percent from beyond the arc.
The Wildcats will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Evangel University on Saturday afternoon.
|Feb 04, 2010|
|Central Methodist Univ vs. Baker University|
Central Methodist Univ ( 9-14, 3-10 HAAC)
Nicole Schulz 0-2 0-0 0, Jazmynn Hutchings 6-13 1-1 13, Raylyn Nuss 1-2 0-0 3, Taija Bennett 0-2 2-2 2, Catherine Kyle 0-0 0-0 0, Brittany Elliott 3-12 0-0 7, Sarah Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Sami Dunger 3-12 0-0 7, Britney Westbrook 3-6 0-2 6, Jillian Palan 0-2 0-0 0, Alexa Fox 2-5 0-0 4, Kristin Willer 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 18-57 5-7 44
Baker University ( 14-8, 10-2 HAAC)
Aubree Gustin 1-5 0-0 2, Brooke Soske 0-0 0-0 0, Gloria Atanmo 3-6 0-0 6, Audrey Bryant 0-3 3-6 3, Jenna Brantley 2-7 4-6 10, Courtney Goodrum 0-1 1-2 1, Emily Gibson 10-16 2-2 22, Brittany Hines 1-9 0-0 2, JaNeil Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Brooke Sanders 3-6 0-0 8. Totals 20-53 10-16 54
|SCORE BY PERIODS||1st||2nd||TOTAL|
|Central Methodist Univ||21||23||44|
FG%: Central Methodist Univ .316, Baker University .377. 3-pt FG:Central Methodist Univ 3-18 (Schulz 0-2, Hutchings 0-2, Nuss 1-2, Elliott 1-5, Dunger 1-5, Palan 0-2), Baker University 4-15 (Bryant 0-2, Brantley 2-6, Hines 0-3, Sanders 2-4). Rebounds: Central Methodist Univ 27 (Bennett 5, Elliott 5), Baker University 40 (Gibson 14). Fouls Central Methodist Univ 18, Baker University 10. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: Central Methodist Univ 7 (Dunger 3), Baker University 18 (Sanders 5). Steals: Central Methodist Univ 4 (Dunger 2), Baker University 5 (Bryant 2). Blocked shots: Central Methodist Univ 1 (Westbrook 1), Baker University 8 (Gustin 3, Gibson 3). Turnovers: Central Methodist Univ 13, Baker University 14. Attendance: 350.
2.4.10 | Softball
Softball announces the signing of Kayla Morse
- Coach Windle with, Kayla Morse (center), father Gary (left), sister Chloe (right)
and mother LaRissa (far right)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Head softball coach Matt Windle is proud to announce that Kayla Morse has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Baker University. Kayla will graduate from Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe, Kan.) and is planning on majoring in nursing. Kayla was an important piece in her school’s first ever state title and undefeated season. Expectations are high for her senior season, but she welcomes the test to repeat. “Kayla is an absolute competitor and has the fundamental training to excel at the NAIA level. She is extremely quick, hits from both sides, and can play multiple positions. I am very happy to welcome her to Baker and expect great things from her," stated Windle.
The Wildcats begin their season on Feb. 27, in Olathe, Kan. at the MidAmerica Nazarene Invitational.
2.5.10 | Basketball
Baker basketball vs Evangel preview
- Emily Gibson ranks No. 1 nationally with 14
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker Wildcats continue conference play when they visit the Evangel Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Ashcroft Center.
On the women’s side, the top two teams in the HAAC are set to meet for an intense matchup at 2 p.m. Evangel (17-4, 11-1) enters the contest on a nine-game winning streak and is led by Kara Blankenship who averages 16.1 points per game. Despite Blankenship’s 30 points in Evangel’s previous meeting with Baker, the Wildcats prevailed and dealt the Crusaders their only conference loss.
With a win, the Wildcats (14-8, 10-2) will not only capture the series but the top spot in the conference as well. Baker hopes to keep things rolling as it comes off a 54-44 win over Central Methodist University.
Leading scorer Emily Gibson posted 22 points in the victory.
The Baker men (7-15, 0-12) tip off at 4 p.m. against the conference’s second-place team. Evangel (13-9, 9-3) enters the game with a recent victory over Lindenwood University.
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.