10.31.11 | Basketball
Wildcats rebuild and reload for 2011-12 under new head coach Ben Lister
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After losing its starting five to graduation, the Baker women’s basketball team looks to turn to a new chapter in the 2011-12 season as head coach Ben Lister takes over the reins.
Senior Gloria Atanmo (Avondale, Ariz.) is the top returner from last year’s squad. Other key returners are senior Rae Lynne Stewart (Independence, Mo.) and sophomore Rachel Taghaboni (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Atanmo played in 28 games last season, averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Taghaboni and Stewart played in 30 and 26 games, respectively.
11.1.11 | Volleyball
BU volleyball team takes regular season HAAC crown
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team won its first regular season HAAC championship under head coach Kathy Allen Tuesday evening with a 3-0 victory over Peru State College.
Baker (24-10, 9-0 HAAC) won each of the three sets by a score of 26-24 in comeback fashion.
Senior Sydney Pemberton led the way offensively with nine kills, while Jasmyn Turner and Christina Delladio each added seven. Delladio also had nine blocks in the contest.
11.1.11 | Women's Soccer
No. 21 Baker defeats Missouri Valley for HAAC title
MARSHALL, Mo. – Ashley Ukena put Baker on the scoreboard first in the 34th minute on goal from Ashley Mauck and Alexa Fryer added an insurance goal in the 41st minute as Baker went on to win the 2011 HAAC Regular Season Conference Championship.
Goalkeeper Maggie Dupes made three saves in the contest to record her second shutout of the season.
Baker (11-3-1, 5-1-1 HAAC) will take the No. 1 overall seed entering the 2011 HAAC Conference Tournament. Brackets will be announced later this week.
11.1.11 | Men's Basketball
Men’s basketball cruises to victory in season opener over Kansas Wesleyan
SALINA Kan. – For the second consecutive season, the Baker men’s basketball team opened its season with a victory over Kansas Wesleyan University on Tuesday evening 102-60.
Ben Steinlage (pictured) led the Baker offensive attack with 19 points on an 8-for-8 shooting performance from the field. Three other players finished in double figures as Jordan Honore added 14, while Todd Ellis and Jack Shortell each added 12.
“Kansas Wesleyan was missing a couple players due to injury and I thought we did a good job wearing them down with our depth,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “It was a good team effort tonight, we’ve had some good practices, so it was good to see it carry over to our first game.”
11.1.11 | Men's Soccer
No. 2 Baker grabs share of 2011 HAAC title with draw against No. 6 Vikings
MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker University men’s soccer team finished the 2011 regular season campaign undefeated Tuesday evening after playing to a 2-2 draw with sixth-ranked Missouri Valley College.
Missouri Valley got on the scoreboard first Tuesday evening thanks to a team goal just 22 minutes into the contest. Donnie George would strike back for the Wildcats just 28 seconds later to even the score.
“The men went behind for the first time this season on an own goal, but quickly answered 28 seconds later thanks to Donny George,” said head coach Nate Houser. “They stretched the lead to 2-1 heading into halftime, but Sean McAlister scored a great goal to tie the game.”
11.4.11 | Women's Basketball
2011 Women’s Basketball Wildcat Classic set for Friday and Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University women’s basketball team will host the 2011 Wildcat Classic, November 4-5 in the George F. Collins Center.
Local foe MidAmerica Nazarene will be the only school represented from the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the tournament. 24th-ranked Rogers State (Okla.) and Northwestern Oklahoma State will represent the Sooner Athletic Conference.
“We’ve got some good competition coming into our gym this weekend,” said head coach Ben Lister. “We’re looking forward to some good fan support for our home opener.”
Friday’s action will feature MidAmerica Nazarene vs No. 24 Rogers State at 5:30 p.m. Baker will take the floor at 7:30 p.m. against Northwestern Oklahoma State.
The opening game on Saturday features Northwestern Oklahoma State vs MidAmerica Nazarene at 1:00 p.m. The Wildcats will close out the tournament at 3:00 p.m. against 24th-ranked Rogers State.
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