1.1.10 | Men's Basketball
Baker men fall in their New Year's Day debut
NEWTON, Kan. - Turnovers were the story Friday evening as Baker bowed to the Falcons by a score of 52-75.
The Wildcats, now 6-6 on the season, trailed for nearly the entire game. The Wildcats trailed 22-29 heading into halftime. The Falcons pushed the offense and outscored the Wildcats 46-30 in the second half.
Andre Strozier led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 16 points while pulling down 7 rebounds. Junior swingman Malcolm Greer (pictured) scored just 9 points while shooting 0-4 from beyond the arc.
12.28.09 | Men's Basketball
Baker men travel to Bethel to participate in holiday classic
NEWTON, Kan. - The Baker men's basketball team will be back in action for the first time since Dec. 5. The Wildcats (6-5, 0-3) are led by senior Malcolm Greer, who averages 13.5 points per game. Andre Strozier is the Wildcats' leading rebounder, collecting 8.5 rebounds per game. Strozier also averages 13.4 points per game and has recorded four double-doubles on the season.
On Friday the ’Cats will face Friends University (7-5, 0-0) at 5 p.m. The Falcons are led by junior Chris Jackson, who averages 18.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
12.8.09 | Men's Basketball
Weaver to retire as Baker’s men’s basketball coach
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Rick Weaver, Baker University’s men’s basketball coach for the past 25 years, has announced his plans to retire from coaching at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.
“It’s been a quick 25 years coaching at BU,” Weaver said. “It’s never easy to give up something that you enjoy, but I’ll be turning 60 before next season starts, it’s time. The early announcement will hopefully assist with the search process and I will do everything I can to help with the transition. It’s been a privilege to coach so many great kids over the last quarter century.”
Weaver will continue to teach and assist with fund raising through 2011-2012 at the university.
Weaver in 1985-86 became the 10th head men’s basketball coach in Baker University’s history. During his tenure at Baker, he has guided the Wildcats to 352 victories, the school’s first Heart of America Athletic Conference basketball title in 1989 and a trip to the NAIA national tournament in 1996 when the Wildcats set a school record with 25 victories.
12.5.09 | Men's Basketball
No. 12 Lindenwood overpowers Baker 57-70
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker men's basketball team knew it had a tough task ahead when it faced No. 12 Lindenwood University Saturday evening.
Baker trailed by as many as 13 points before making a run to close that gap to four points late in the second half. In the end, Lindenwood was too much for the Wildcats.
Malcolm Greer led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 17 points. Brock Entner chipped in with 10.
Baker will be idle until Jan 1, when they travel to the Bethel Classic.
12.3.09 | Men's Basketball
Baker men fall to Benedictine 68-79
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats closed the gap to within three points late in the game, but in the end, the Wildcats weren't able to keep the momentum rolling.
Three player scored in double figures, Andre Strozier with 16, Brock Entner with 16 and Malcolm Greer with 14.
Six-foot, 10-inch Chris Bonham led the way for the Ravens, scoring 18 points off 9-18 shooting while pulling down 10 rebounds en route to the victory.
Andre Strozier recorded his fourth double-double of the season pulling down 10 rebounds along with his 16 points.
Baker will be back in action Saturday when they host Lindenwood University at 7:30 p.m.
12.3.09 | Basketball
Baker to host conference rival Benedictine Thursday evening
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women (4-4, 1-0) will get things started Thursday when they host rival Benedictine College (3-4, 0-0) at 5:30 p.m. at the Collins Center.
Baker enters Thursday's game 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after defeating No. 24 Evangel University Tuesday evening by a score of 66-61. Brittany Hines led the way on Tuesday scoring 26 points off 10-12 shooting from the floor and 4-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Emily Gibson recorded her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Jenna Brantley played a key role, matching the single-game assist record of 10 that she set against Friends University on Nov. 10.
Gibson leads the Wildcats with 13.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
12.1.09 | Men's Basketball
Baker men drop conference opener to Evangel
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker men's basketball team fell behind early and could not recover as the Wildcats' five-game winning streak came to a halt with a 42-78 loss to Evangel University on Tuesday evening at the Collins Center.
Baker shot just 28 percent from the floor and didn't score its first bucket until the 16-minute mark.
Malcolm Greer led the way, scoring 11 points off 3-7 shooting from the floor.
Baker will be back in action Thursday when they take on conference foe Benedictine College at 7:30 p.m.
12.1.09 | Basketball
Evangel rolls into town for conference openers
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker men's and women's basketball teams will be back in action Tuesday evening when they host Evangel University in the Heart of America Athletic Conference season opener. The Baker women (3-4) will look to rebound after dropping their last two contests. The Baker men (6-2) hope to continue their five-game winning streak, the longest since 2006 when they won five straight to begin the season.
The No. 24 Evangel women (6-2) were picked No. 1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll. The Evangel men (4-4) are riding a two-game winning streak.