1.12.12 | Women's Basketball
Bench scoring keys MNU past Baker, 79-56
OLATHE, Kan. – After winning three-straight games, the Baker women’s basketball team fell to rival MidAmerica Nazarene, 79-56 on Thursday evening.
Alisha Fanshier was the only Wildcat to score in double figures with 11 points on a 4-for-16 shooting performance from the floor. Freshman Avery Voghts added nine points and Shelbi Petty chipped in with seven in a game that saw the Wildcats get outscored 40-23 via the bench.
1.12.12 | Men's Basketball
Lamar wins No. 599 as Baker men fall to MNU, 79-69
OLATHE, Kan. – Going into the contest the Baker men’s basketball team knew it would need to play flawless on the road in order to have a chance at knocking off first place MidAmerica Nazarene. 21 turnovers later, it was Baker suffering a 79-69 setback to the Pioneers on Thursday evening.
MNU scored the first bucket of the game and never trailed from that point forward as Baker’s closet margin came at the 8:34 mark of the first half when the Wildcats pulled to within six points at 22-16. The Pioneers closed out the half with a 22-12 run in the final seven minutes.
1.13.12 | Bowling
Wildcat bowlers post first-ever Top 10 finish in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Baker University women’s bowling team posted its first-ever Top 10 finish over the holidays when they traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the 2011 Collegiate Shoot-Out Dec. 18-19 and the Glen Carlson Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 20-21.
The Wildcats posted a ninth-place finish out of 17 teams in the opening tournament as junior Caitlin Campbell (pictured) led the way for the Wildcats with a 15th place finish, averaging a score of 196.
1.17.12 | Wrestling
Newport, Owen and Gebhardt lead Wildcats at Viking/Warrior Open
FREEMONT, Neb. – The Baker University wrestlers continue to pace themselves for a run at the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships. This past weekend the Wildcats traveled to the Viking/Warrior Open in Freemont, Neb., and had three Wildcats finish at the top of their respective weight classes.
Freshman Bo Newport battled through the day with a 7-1 decision in his final match, notching a title in the 125 pound weight class. Junior Parker Owen finished the day 4-0 and was a champion in the 174 pound weight class. Junior Brandon Gebhardt highlighted the day though, recording four first period pins on his way to the 285 pound title.
1.19.12 | Basketball
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s and women’s basketball teams return to action on Jan. 19 to face rival Benedictine College at 5:30 (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men) at the George F. Collins Center.
1.19.11 | Men's Basketball
Baker picks up key HAAC victory with 54-43 victory over Benedictine
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After dropping back-to-back games last week, the Baker University men’s basketball team bounced back with a key HAAC victory on Thursday evening, defeating local rival Benedictine College, 54-43.
“The guys worked hard all week in practice, this was a big game for us to win and get back on track on our home floor,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “If we can turn the corner after this weekend at 6-3 (in the HAAC) it would put us in a great position heading into next week. Central Methodist will be a good test for us on the road.”
1.20.12 | Track and Field
BU track and field rolling along in 2012 indoor season
LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second consecutive weekend, the Baker University track and field team will be heading back to the University of Nebraska for the NWU Invitational set to be held Jan. 20-21 at the Bob Devaney Center.
Coach Kindler believe his squad is progressing nicely early in the season, “Our coaching staff is pleased with the progression we are seeing,” Kindler said. “Aaron Caldwell braking Chad Marshall’s mile record that stood since 1993 was huge. On the women’s side it was exciting to see Tyler Sloan run the fastest 200-meter in Baker women’s history.”
1.22.12 | Men's Basketball
Balanced scoring leads Baker past Central Methodist
FAYETTE, Mo. – Five players scored in double figures and the Wildcats shot a lights out 62 percent from the field on Saturday to defeat Central Methodist University, 89-78 for their second consecutive victory.
Jack Shortell finished with a game-high 19 points while shooting 9-for-11 from the floor. Jordan Honore added 17 points going a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor. Ben Steinlage, Corey Anderson, and Joe Wachter each added 15, 14, and 11 points respectively.
“Coach Sherman and I joked about not shooting the ball well at the beginning of the game,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “Sure enough, once you start talking about it, we made some shots. I thought our guys shot it with confidence and we’ve been getting some good looks in conference and just not knocking them down. I don’t think it’s anything different. We made some, they made a lot early and we were able to sustain their run and then kind of held them off there late.”