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Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:12

No. 17 Benedictine Edges Baker, 61-59

Alisha Fanshier finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists on Thursday Alisha Fanshier finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists on Thursday

ATCHISON, Kan. – Despite a nine-point halftime lead and a seven-point lead with less than five minutes to play in the second half, the Baker University women's basketball team fell at No. 17 ranked Benedictine College, 61-59, on Thursday night.

Alisha Fanshier knocked in two free throws with 6:16 left in the game to give Baker a 56-49 lead, but after that point, the Wildcats didn't score again until the 2:20 mark.

With the score tied at 58-58, Benedictine's Jackie Ziesel nailed a three-point bucket with 29 seconds left to give the Ravens the 61-58 lead.

Then on the next Baker position, sophomore Kyrstie Ehm was fouled and hit her first free throw and missed the second to bring the score to 61-59. Benedictine then missed the front end of a one-and-one, but time ran out on the Wildcats and Baker fell to 11-8 overall and 4-3 in the conference.

With the victory, BC improved to 17-3 overall and 7-1 in the HAAC and is tied for first-place in the standings with No. 10 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene. The Wildcats are now alone in fourth-place in the conference standings.

Baker was led in scoring by Fanshier with her 19 and Ericka Simpson dropped 12, Rece Huddlin had a solid game with 11 rebounds, four points and two steals.

Baker held the Ravens to just 27.3-percent from behind the arc on 6-of-22 shooting, but the Wildcats shot just 61.1-percent from the free-throw line.

Three Ravens scored in double figures, as Justice Payne scored 12, while Liz Stinson and Ziesel each scored 10.

Baker returns to the floor this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. as they take on No. 22 ranked Central Methodist at the Collins Center.

STATS: Baker 59 – Benedictine 61

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