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Thursday, 30 January 2014 19:39

No. 20 Wildcats Upset No. 4 MNU, 84-72

Macy Wallisch led all scorers with 22 points on Thursday night with 22 Macy Wallisch led all scorers with 22 points on Thursday night with 22

OLATHE, Kan. – In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Baker University women's basketball program, the No. 20 ranked Wildcats defeated No. 4 MNU, 84-72, on Thursday night on the road at the Collins Center.

The victory puts the 'Cats in a tie with MNU for first-place in the HAAC standings at 9-1 and gives the Wildcats its ninth-straight HAAC victory and improves to 16-5 and 9-1 in the HAAC, while the Pioneers fell for the first time in conference play and currently stand at 17-2 overall and 9-1.

The Wildcats clawed back from a 37-34 halftime deficit and outscored MNU 50-35 on its home floor and were incredible from the free-throw line down the stretch, shooting 27-of-31, for 87.1-percent.

Macy Wallisch had a big game for the Wildcats leading all scorers with 22 points and held MNU's Daria Sprew to just five points. Sprew averages 13.3 per game this season.

Brianna Garza and Rashida Simpson were also big down the stretch, as Garza had 21 points and Simpson had 11. Garza was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line and Simpson was a perfect 7-of-7.

The BU defense caused 17 MNU turnovers four coming from point guard Navia Palu and Rashida Simpson led the Wildcats in boards with eight and Shea Shoemaker added six and scored eight points.

Baker will return home this Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. to face (RV) Central Methodist inside the Collins Center.

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