11.10.09 | Basketball
Basketball double header tonight in Collins Center
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University’s men’s and women's basketball teams will be in action tonight when they host Friends University at the Collins Center. Tipoff for the women’s game is 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m
The Lady ’Cats (0-2) opened the season with losses to Northwestern Oklahoma State and No. 3 Oklahoma Baptist University at the Baker Classic. Baker is led by junior Aubree Gustin and junior transfer Brittany Hines, who both average 8 points a game
Friends (1-2) is led by Jessica Halsig, who averages 21 points per game while shooting 55 percent from the field.
11.10.09 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats rally for 60-55 victory
Baldwin City, Kan. — Down by 11 at halftime, Baker University rallied for a 60-55 women’s basketball victory over Friends on Tuesday night at the Collins Center.
The Wildcats (1-2) outscored the Falcons 40-24 in the second half. Junior Emily Gibson (pictured), a transfer from Washburn, scored a team-high 17 points and snagged 12 rebounds to lead Baker to its first win of the season.
Junior Aubree Gustin chipped in 10 points for the Wildcats. Junior Jenna Brantley dished a team-high 10 assists.
The Wildcats will play two games this weekend at the Baker Classic at the Collins Center. Baker will host Park University at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Ottawa at 3 p.m. Saturday.
11.11.09 | Volleyball
HAAC semifinal action tonight, winner advances to title game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University's women's volleyball team will play for a spot in the HAAC title game when they face Evangel University in the HAAC semifinals at 7 p.m.
The Lady 'Cats (32-3) defeated MidAmerica Nazarene last Saturday 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 26-24). Offensively, the 'Cats are led by junior Brooke Pryor, who averages 4.2 kills per set, which ranks No. 9 in the NAIA and No. 1 in the HAAC.
Defensively, Brooke Allen is in a league of her own. Allen ranks No. 2 in the NAIA with 6.9 digs per set and 865 total digs. Both Allen and Pryor combined have compiled nine HAAC Player of the Week awards this season.
Dream season ends, Baker falls 3-0 to Evangel
Wednesday Nov. 11, 2009
Heart of America Athletic Conference | Semifinals
George F. Collins Center
Baldwin City, Kan.
Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Baker 21 18 11
32-3 (10-1 HAAC)
Evangel 25 25 25
26-8 (7-3 HAAC)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – You could see it from the start, Evangel came ready to play. The Crusaders jumped out to early leads in each of the three sets, ultimately putting the Wildcats in a hole they couldn’t recover from.
In a game where the first 100 students had their fee covered, only 72 showed up for the Wildcats biggest game of the season.
Baker now awaits its national postseason fate. The Wildcats finished the season 32-4 and 10-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
11.12.09 | Women's Soccer
Women's soccer to host semifinal tonight
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker women's soccer will have its shot at advancing to the HAAC title game tonight when they face William Jewell College in the semifinals.
The Wildcats (12-6, 6-3 HAAC) are led by Alix Schiraldi, who has nine goals on the season. Chelsea Dunn (pictured), HAAC Defensive Player of the Year, leads the defense.
William Jewell College (12-5, 5-3 HAAC) is led by Nicole Littel, who also has nine goals on the season.
11.12.09 | Men's Basketball
Greer's double-double leads Baker past Bethany
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats took a four-point lead into halftime before they really got things rolling in the second half to defeat Bethany 71-60.
Senior Malcolm Greer had a big night, leading the team in scoring with 18 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots.
The game was over when Andre Strozier (pictured) threw down a dunk with 3 minutes remaining in regulation to bring the Baker faithful to their feet.
Four players scored in double digits: Malcolm Greer, 18, Austin Bond, 11, Ryan Douvier, 10, and Ryckey Harper, 10. The Wildcats shot 37 percent and forced 26 turnovers.
11.12.09 | Women's Soccer
Baker advances to HAAC title game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's soccer team advanced to the HAAC title game on Thursday evening after defeating William Jewell College in a double-overtime thriller.
Baker started the scoring in the second half when Rachel Shepard netted a goal on a cross from Jen Sampson.
Thirty minutes later William Jewell tied the score on a goal from Sali Stout.
The action remained tied into the second overtime until Ashley Ukena scored the game-winning goal on an assist from team captain Alix Schiraldi.
11.13.09 | Women's Basketball
Baker Classic featured live on USTREAM.TV tonight
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women will go for back-to-back wins when they face Park University at 7:30.
The Wildcats (1-2) are coming off their first victory of the season, a win against Friends University on Tuesday evening. Emily Gibson leads the ’Cats offensively with 9.3 points per game. Defensively Aubree Gustin averages 7.3 rebounds per game. Junior, Jenna Brantley ranks No. 24 in the NAIA with 14 total assists and 4.6 assists per game.
Park University (0-3) is led by Stefany Jones with 10.67 points per game and 2.7 steals per game. Dominique Hayes anchors the defense with 7.1 rebounds per game.