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Thursday, 07 February 2013 22:06

Wildcats Keep Streak Alive, Beat Peru

BriAnna Garza (left) had 11 points, while Shea Shoemaker (right) finished with six BriAnna Garza (left) had 11 points, while Shea Shoemaker (right) finished with six

PERU, Neb. – The Baker University women's basketball team kept its winning streak alive on Thursday night by winning its sixth straight game in a 62-55 road win against Peru State.

The Wildcats haven't lost since a Jan. 17 loss at Benedictine, 61-59, and are now 17-8 overall and 10-3 in the HAAC. Baker is two games up on fourth-place Central Methodist.

Baker struggled from the floor on Thursday shooting just 33.3-percent from the field, but like it has during this stretch of victories, the Wildcats free throw shooting was stellar.

The 'Cats shot 18-of-21 from the charity stripe and in the final two minutes of the contest, Baker went 5-of-6 with Rece Huddlin going 4-of-4 and BriAnna Garza making 1-of-2.

Three Wildcats scored in double figures, as Huddlin and Alisha Fanshier each had a game high 15 and Garza added 11.

Fanshier hit a team high three three-point field goals and as a team Baker had six behind the arc.

Baker turned the ball over 21 times, but caused 19 Peru State turnovers and held the Bobcats to just 33-percent from the field. Peru State's Adaugo Osuala had a big game with her 11 steals and 14 points.

The Wildcats will next take on Culver-Stockton this Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Center and will look to win its seventh straight.

STATS: Baker 62 – Peru State 55


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