2.7.12 | Men's Basketball
Steinlage leads Baker in 83-50 rout of Culver-Stockton College
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker jumped out to an early 16-3 lead within the first six minutes of the game and never looked back as the Wildcats cruised to an 83-50 victory over Culver-Stockton College.
Ben Steinlage recorded a game-high 20 points, while Corey Anderson and Todd Eils each chipped in with 13 and 10 points respectively. Anderson also led the Wildcats defensively, pulling down eight rebounds.
1.11.12 | Wrestling
Baker wrestling team gains experience at Cliff-Keen National Duals
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The tenth ranked Baker University wrestling team traveled to Springfield, Ill., last weekend to compete in the prestigious NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals, where the Wildcats saw top-ranked teams from the NCAA DII, NCAA DIII, NAIA, and NJCAA.
Baker opened up the competition against No. 7 Midland University, winning six out of ten matches. Phillip Henes (141 pounds), Jarell Price (149 pounds), Nathan Sommer (157 pounds), Parker Owen (174 pounds), Jocob Nowak (197 pounds), and heavyweight Dylan Berg all recorded victories. Berg’s 3-1 overtime victory over top-ranked Leviticus Roberson highlighted the match. Unfortunately, the Wildcats fell just short and dropped the opening dual 19-18.
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.”