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Thursday, 20 February 2014 22:29

No. 13 Baker Shuts Down Avila, 81-35

Avery Vogts knocked down two three-point field goals on Thursday night Avery Vogts knocked down two three-point field goals on Thursday night

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University women's basketball team put together one of its best overall games of the season on Thursday night in an 81-35 rout of Avila University, to capture its 14th-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference victory.

The Wildcats are now 21-5 on the year and 14-1 in the HAAC and stand alone in first-place.

The 35 points allowed is the lowest point total the Wildcats have given up all season, the second-lowest came last Thursday night in the 61-41 win over (RV) Benedictine.

Baker jumped all over Avila in the first half early and went into halftime with a 37-15 lead. Their largest lead of the night came in the second half when they led by 49 points with 1:39 left in the game.

Baker's offense had just two double-digit scorers, with BriAnna Garza leading the way with 14 points and Kyrstie Ehm had 12.

14 players saw action for BU on Thursday night and 13 of them scored a point. The Wildcats shot 28-of-63 from the field for a 44.4-percent clip and they knocked down six three-point field goals.

Avery Vogts, Garza and Ehm each had two three-point field goals apiece. Jessica Smith was the only Eagle to score in double figures with 13.

AU shot just 23.5-percent from the field, shooting 12-of-51 and was a rough 3-of-19 from three-point range for 15.8-percent.

The Wildcats return to action this Saturday, Feb. 22 to take on Evangel on the road at 2 p.m., a team they best by just two points at home back on Jan. 18, 78-76.



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