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12.03.11 | W Basketball

Heartbreaker At Mo. Valley

12.3.11 | Women's Basketball

Second half surge propels Missouri Valley past Baker, 72-71Fanshire

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker women’s basketball team dropped another heartbreaker on Saturday afternoon to Missouri Valley College, 72-71.

Baker (1-10, 0-2 HAAC) held a 41-37 lead at halftime, but the Vikings managed to erase that deficit early in the second half when they went on a 11-6 run the first six minutes out of the break.

Trailing 72-71 with 22 seconds remaining in regulation, the Wildcats got the ball to Shelbi Petty, but Sami Jackson of Missouri Valley blocked the potential game-winning shot as time expired.

Bench scoring was key as the Vikings outscored the Wildcats 24-15. Baker also committed 23 turnovers to Missouri Valley’s 15.

Missouri Valley (3-6, 1-1 HAAC) finished the contest with two players in double figures as Sami Jackson finished the contest with 21 points, while Ashley Maxwell added 13.

Gloria Atanmo and Alisha Fanshier led the Baker scoring attack with 15 points apiece. Atanmo also pulled down 10 rebounds to record her fourth double-double of the season. Shelbi Petty (12 points), Avery Vogts (11 points), and Rae Lynne Stewart (10 points) rounded out the Baker scoring attack.

Baker finished the contest 21-for-51 (41 percent) from the field and 6-for-9 (67 percent) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats also converted on 23-of-29 free throws.

Next up for the Wildcats is Evangel University on Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. CST at the George F. Collins Center.

View the box score here.

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