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Monday, 16 December 2013 20:38

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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