2.24.11 | Basketball
Wildcats try to solve Cook Center woes Thursday evening
OLATHE, Kan. – Looking at Baker University’s history in the Cook Center, one might not like the chances the Wildcats have heading into Thursday evening’s match-up with MidAmerica Nazarene.
The Baker men’s and women’s basketball teams own a 1-17 record over the past seven seasons, with the only victory coming in 2004 when the Lady Cats‘ escaped with a 53-51 victory.
2.24.11 | Women's Basketball
Big second half pushes MidAmerica Nazarene past Baker
OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team struggled to shoot the ball yet again on Thursday evening falling to MidAmerica Nazarene University 61-46.
The Wildcats (14-15, 9-10 HAAC) shot just 18-for-56 (32 percent) from the field, and only went 1-for-8 (12.5 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers (11-18, 9-10 HAAC) bench played a key role in the victory outscoring the Wildcats 33-8.
Brittany Hines scored a team-high 16 points and Emily Gibson added 11 points and eight rebounds.
MidAmerica Nazarene had three players score in double figures as CJ Wesemann scored a team-high 15 points. Kiley Herold and Sophia Stockton each added 11 points.
Baker will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Graceland University on Senior Day at 2:00 p.m., CT. The Wildcat seniors will be honored between the men’s and women’s game.
2.25.11 | Women's Bowling
Women’s bowling advances to first-ever USBC Intercollegiate Sectional Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Baker University women’s bowling team made history this past weekend as the United States Bowling Congress announced sectional-qualifying assignments for the 2011 USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships.
The Baker women finished 26th out of 44 teams in Hoosier Classic held in Indianapolis, Ind. The Wildcats top bowler Caitlin Campbell (Topeka, Kan.) led the Wildcats with a 13th-place individual finish, averaging 193.0 per game.
2.26.11 | Basketball
Basketball teams look to go out in style on Senior Day
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University basketball teams will look to close out the regular season in style on Saturday afternoon against Graceland University.
The Baker women’s basketball team (14-15, 9-10 HAAC) has already wrapped up a postseason berth in the postseason conference tournament. Baker could climb as high as a No. 5 seed or drop as far as a No. 8 seed.
The Lady Cats‘ continue to get solid offensive production from seniors Brittany Hines (14.1 ppg), Emily Gibson (14 ppg) and Aubree Gustin (10.4 ppg). Gibson currently ranks No. 6 nationally with 64 total blocks on the season, while Gustin sits a No. 8 nationally with a free throw percentage of 87.
2.26.11 | Women's Basketball
Gibson ties career-high in Senior Day victory over Graceland
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team went out in style Saturday afternoon defeating Graceland University 68-59.
Emily Gibson (pictured) tied a career-high with 27 points while shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 10-for-13 from the charity stripe. She also pulled down 11 rebounds in the contest to record her ninth double double of the season. Brittany Hines was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures with 10 points.
2.28.11 | Women's Basketball
Hines, Gibson and Gustin named to women’s basketball all-HAAC squad
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three Baker University seniors grabbed all-Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s basketball honors on Sunday evening as Brittany Hines (Hutchinson, Kan.) and Emily Gibson (Kansas City, Mo.) were named to the all-HAAC second team while Aubree Gustin (Topeka, Kan.) received honorable mention.
Gibson leads the Wildcats with 14.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Hines averages 14.1 points per game while Gustin checks in with 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
2.28.11 | Men's Basketball
Wommack and Strozier named to men’s basketball all-HAAC squad
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two Baker University seniors grabbed all-Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s basketball honors on Sunday evening as Jaris Womack (Taylorville, Ill.) was named to the all-HAAC second team while Andre Strozier (Phoenix, Ariz.) received honorable mention.
Wommack led the Wildcats with 16.7 points and 1.7 steals per game. Strozier was the only other Wildcat averaging in double figures with 12.8 points per game.
3.2.11 | HAAC Playoffs
Second season begins on Wednesday at Lindenwood for Baker women
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Coming off a big win on Senior Day over Graceland University, the Baker women’s basketball team will look to ride a new wave of momentum as it opens the Heart of America Athletic Conference postseason tournament on Wednesday evening at No. 2 seed Lindenwood University. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m in St. Charles.
During the regular season, the Wildcats (15-15, 10-10 HAAC) defeated Lindenwood 71-66 on Dec. 4 in Baldwin City but fell 76-62 on Jan. 29 in St. Charles. The Lions (20-9, 15-5) are coming off a 67-56 Senior Day victory over William Jewell College.