12.28.09 | Basketball Weekend Previews
Baker women travel to Tabor College to participate in holiday classic
HILLSBORO, Kan. - The last time the Baker women's basketball team took the floor was way back on Dec. 12, when the Wildcats were defeated 54-72 by No. 23 William Woods University.
The Wildcats (6-5, 3-0) continue to get stellar play from junior Emily Gibson (pictured), who averages 13.8 points to go along with 9.4 rebounds per game.
The Tabor Bluejays (3-8, 2-2) will come into Friday's contest riding a two-game winning streak with victories over McPherson and Ottawa early in December.
The Bluejays are led by freshman Tynan Honn, who averages 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
1.1.10 | Women's Basketball
Gibson records sixth double-double as Baker women roll
HILLSBORO, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team improved its overall season record to 7-5 on Friday evening by defeating Tabor College 62-55.
Three players scored in double digits. Junior Emily Gibson recorded her sixth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points while pulling down 10 rebounds, Brittany Hines chipped in with 12 points off 4-7 shooting from the field and 2-4 from beyond the arc, and Aubree Gustin added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
Baker forced the Bluejays into 19 turnovers, stealing the ball 11 times in the contest.
1.2.10 | Men's Basketball
Baker men get back on track with win over Bethel College
NEWTON, Kan. - Junior Andre Strozier led the way, scoring 18 points as the Baker men improved to 7-6 on the season. Three other players scored in double figures: Jaris Wommack with 14, Malcom Greer with 13 and Austin Bond with 12.
The game was never in doubt as the Wildcats led throughout, taking a 35-32 lead into halftime before closing the game with a score of 75-69.
Baker will be back in action Thursday when they take on Avila University at 7:30 p.m.
1.4.10 | Football
2009 Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes Announced
Rome, Ga. - Nine Baker University players to have been named 2009 Daktronics NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.
With the nine selections on the 212-member squad, Baker had the most representatives of the 11 Heart of America Athletic Conference programs and ranked No. 1 nationally.
1.8.10 | Basketball Previews
Basketball teams will host Culver-Stockton College Saturday afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker men's basketball (7-6, 0-3) looks to get back on track in the Heart of America Athletic Conference when they host Culver-Stockton College (2-12, 0-4) Saturday. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m.
Baker is coming off a 75-69 victory against Bethel College (Kan.) last Saturday when Andre Strozier recorded his third-best scoring performance of the season with 18 points. Strozier went 7-14 from the field and 3-5 from beyond the arc.
The Wildcats rank No. 4 nationally averaging 76 percent from the free-throw line and No. 27 nationally from beyond the arc at 37.1 percent.
1.6.10 | Wrestling
Looking forward to 2010
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 marked the beginning of a new era at Baker University with the addition of men’s wrestling. The Wildcat wrestling program hit the ground running with 35 new student-athletes from around the country. Now, 2010 will begin the culmination of the Baker wrestling program’s inaugural season.
Off to an undefeated 2-0 start in dual competition, head coach Jimmy May (pictured) and the Wildcats are preparing for the second half of their first season with a very busy January and February before heading to the NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City in March.
1.8.10 | Wrestling
Baker takes down Hastings 27-12, improving to 3-0
HASTINGS, Neb. - The Baker men's wresting team improved to 3-0 Friday evening when they defeated Hastings College 27-12.
125 - Alan Callahan (Baker) d. Jarrod Wiens (HC) 8-4
133 - Jordan McGuire (Baker) d. Kris Stenhaug (HC) 5-2
141- Brett Delich (Baker) wins by default
149 - Brad Cusatis (HC) d. Zach Reeb (Baker) Fall 2:07
157 - Nathan Sommer (Baker) d. Justin Narduzzo (HC) 6-1
165 - Jakob Price (Baker) d. Sam Krueger (HC) Fall 1:55
174 - Jameon Rush (HC) d. Joe Pace (Baker) 7-4
184 - Jacob Nowak (Baker) d. Brad Dodge (HC) 9-2
197 - Michael Byrd (HC) d. Brandon Gebhardt (Baker) 12-9
285 - Levi Calhoun (Baker) d. Justin Boyce (HC) 3-1
1.9.10 | Women's Basketball
Lady Cats run past Culver-Stockton, 83-43
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Five players reached double figures as the Wildcats defeated Culver-Stockton (3-10, 0-5) 83-43 Saturday afternoon at the George F. Collins Center.
Junior Aubree Gustin (pictured) led the way, scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season. Also scoring in double figures were Emily Gibson (14), Brittany Hines (11), Cameron Roland (11) and Gloria Atanmo (10).
Baker (8-6, 4-0) outscored the Wildcats 51-20 in the first half, leading to their 40-point victory.