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01.16.14 | W Basketball

No. 21 Wildcats Continue Hot Streak

Shea Shoemaker had 11 points on Thursday night for the Wildcats Shea Shoemaker had 11 points on Thursday night for the Wildcats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The No. 21 ranked Baker University women's basketball team won its fifth-straight conference game on Thursday night with a 60-44 road win at Avila University.

The Wildcats are now 12-5 overall and 5-1 in the HAAC and have won three straight games overall and six of seven.

With the loss, Avila fell to 4-10 and 2-4. The Wildcats led throughout the contest and kept a double digit lead from most of the second half, as they led 28-23, at the break and led by as many as 22 points, leading 54-32 with eight minutes to go in the game.

Baker posted three double digit scorers, as Macy Wallisch had a game high 12 points and Shea Shoemaker had 11 and BriAnna Garza had 10.

Baker shot a solid 78.6-percent from the free-throw line at 11-of-14, while the Eagles shot just 45.5-percent.

Baker also held a normally strong three-point shooting team to just 31.3-percent on 5-of-16 from behind the arc.

The Wildcats had 19 assists on 22 field goals and caused 16 turnovers on the night and outrebounded Avila, 44-28.

Baker will return home this Saturday, Jan. 18 to take on Evangel University at the Collins Center at 2 p.m.

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