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12.16.13 | W Basketball

Garza’s 31 Carries BU Past No. 19 CMU

BriAnna Garza went off for 32 points on Monday night BriAnna Garza went off for 32 points on Monday night

FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker University women's basketball team put together arguably one of its most complete games of the season on Monday night, as they picked up its second-straight HAAC road win defeating No. 19 ranked Central Methodist, 72-63.

The Wildcats caused 22 turnovers with 13 steals and BriAnna Garza had a big night with a game high 32 points on 9-of-20 shooting and a near perfect 11-of-13 from the free-throw line.

Garza also had three steals, five assists and two rebounds. Baker also outrebounded the Eagles, 45-39.

Macy Wallisch and Angel Woods each had a team high seven rebounds and Rashida Simpson finished with seven points and five boards.

The Wildcats entered halftime up, 33-25, and played steady throughout the second half and outscored the nationally ranked Eagles, 39-38, in the second half.

CMU shot just 50-percent from the free-throw line on 9-of-18 and struggle from behind the arc on just 4-fo-14 from three-point land, 28.6-percent.

Baker will take some time off before its next game, as they hit the road again to take on Emporia State on Dec. 31 at 1:30 p.m. in an exhibition.

With the victory on Monday night, Baker improved to 8-4 and 2-1 in the HAAC, while the Eagles fell to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.



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