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2.23.12 | Men's Basketball

Baker set for road test against Benedictine Thursday evening

Ballard Pregame

ATCHISON, Kan. – Securing third place overall in the Heart of America Athletic Conference has never been more important for the Baker University men’s basketball team.

Because of the host agreement between the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the NAIA, the top three teams in the HAAC are assured of bids to the 2012 NAIA National Championships set to be held Mar. 14-20 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.

Baker (18-9, 11-5 HAAC) currently owns sole possession of third place over Graceland University, Avila University, and Benedictine College by two games. All three teams currently own 9-7 conference records.

2.23.12 | Women's Basketball

Baker looks forward to Senior Day after 67-49 loss to Benedictine

Benedictine Letdown

ATCHISON, Kan. – Baker opened the game with a 3-0 lead and only gained that advantage two more times in the opening 12 minutes before Benedictine finally pulled away.

Baker (6-23, 4-13 HAAC) pulled to within three points with just over a minute to go before the half, but it would be the closest Baker would come, as Benedictine (16-12, 11-6 HAAC) pulled away in the second half for a 67-49 victory.

Freshman Shelbi Petty and senior Rae Lynne Stewart led the Baker offense with team high’s of 12 points apiece. Senior Gloria Atanmo finished as Baker’s leading rebounder with eight.

2.23.12 | Men's Basketball

Late Benedictine comeback sinks Baker, 68-62 in overtime

OT Killer

ATCHISON, Kan. – After shooting just 3-for-19 from beyond the arc in the first 38 minutes on Thursday evening, Benedictine’s Quaran Johnson sunk the biggest 3-pointer of the game with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Baker (18-10, 11-6 HAAC) led 51-43 with 1:47 to play in regulation, but Benedictine (15-13, 10-7 HAAC) managed to string together seven-straight points in the final 1:30 and followed that up with 17-11 advantage in overtime.

2.26.12 | Men's Basketball

Senior Day victory sets up playoff showdown with Benedictine on Wednesday

Playoff Push

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming into Senior Day, Baker University knew it had to win in order to secure a home playoff game on Wednesday. The Wildcats did just that, taking care of business by knocking off Central Methodist University, 90-75 on Senior Day.

Junior Corey Anderson led all Baker scorers with 23 points, while Ben Steinlage (17 points), Todd Johnston (12 points), and Jack Shortell (11 points) all scored in double figures.

2.26.12 | Baseball

Wheelock’s perfect game highlights 3-1 series victory over Dakota State


BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University baseball team tallied its first series win of the season on Sunday afternoon by knocking off Dakota State, 3-0 in the finale for a 3-1 series win.

Nathan Wheelock highlighted the weekend by throwing a perfect game in the finale with seven strikeouts. Bryan Kindle, Joshua Zach, and Ryan Terstriep all added RBI’s in the 3-0 shutout.

2.27.12 | Basketball

Steinlage and Anderson grab all-HAAC honors

All-HAAC Hoops

KANSAS CITY, Mo – Juniors Ben Steinlage (Corning, Kan.) and Corey Anderson (Mansfield, Texas) were named to the 2012 Men’s Basketball All-Heart of America Athletic Conference team as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.

Steinlage was named to the second team. He leads Baker in scoring with 11.9 points per game and ranks first on the team in shooting percentage at 64 percent. Anderson, who received honorable mention, averages 10.4 points per game. Anderson’s 3-point field-goal percentage of 40 percent ranks second on the team.

2.29.12 | Men's Basketball

Third-seeded Baker hosts sixth-seeded Benedictine Wednesday night

Baker vs Benedictine

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – It has been more than 10 years since the Baker University men’s basketball team played a home playoff game in the George F. Collins Center.

That will all change Wednesday evening when the Wildcats host rival Benedictine College in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

2.29.12 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats taste playoff victory for the first time in 12 years

Postseason Push

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – When Baker University head coach Brett Ballard arrived in Baldwin City two years ago, he made it very clear that he intended on bringing Baker men’s basketball back to national prominence.

With a 55-41 victory over sixth-seeded Benedictine College on Wednesday evening in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Quarterfinals, third-seeded Baker officially took its first step towards the national stage for the first time in 12 years.

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