1.3.12 | Women's Basketball
Baker women look to make strides in second half of 2011-12 season
HILLSBORO, Kan. – Baker University head women’s basketball coach Ben Lister believes some of the growing pains the team suffered in the first half of the season, could potentially pay off in the second half.
The Wildcats closed out the first half of the season with a 58-48 victory over Tabor College on Dec. 31., in the Tabor Holiday Classic. Three players Alisha Fanshier (17 points), Gloria Atanmo (15 points), and Shelbi Petty (12 points) all scored in double figures to lead the Wildcats offensively.
12.15.11 | Women's Basketball
Spring Hill standout Jami Hodge signs with Baker for 2012 season
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Head women’s basketball coach Ben Lister announced the signing of Spring Hill High School standout Jami Hodge for the 2012 season on Dec. 14.
Hodge is coming off a 2010 season in which she was named third team all-state (4A), Tri County Player of the Year, along with first team all-league honors.
12.3.11 | Women's Basketball
Second half surge propels Missouri Valley past Baker, 72-71
MARSHALL, Mo. – The Baker women’s basketball team dropped another heartbreaker on Saturday afternoon to Missouri Valley College, 72-71.
Baker (1-10, 0-2 HAAC) held a 41-37 lead at halftime, but the Vikings managed to erase that deficit early in the second half when they went on a 11-6 run the first six minutes out of the break.
Trailing 72-71 with 22 seconds remaining in regulation, the Wildcats got the ball to Shelbi Petty, but Sami Jackson of Missouri Valley blocked the potential game-winning shot as time expired.
12.1.11 | Women's Basketball
Baker women drop HAAC opener to Avila University, 65-55
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Alisha Fanshier and Shelbi Petty (pictured) each scored in double figures for the Wildcats Thursday evening, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats dropped their season opener to Avila University, 65-55.
Fanshier finished the contest with 12 points and Petty added 10 points. Rae Lynne Stewart finished as the ‘Cats rebounding leader with seven boards.
Baker (1-9, 0-1 HAAC) finished the contest just 17-for-55 (31 percent) from the field and 7-for-20 from beyond the arc.
11.16.11 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats fall to No. 24 Rogers State, 85-63
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Turnovers were the story Wednesday evening as the Wildcats fell to Rogers State, 85-63.
Baker (1-6) committed 26 turnovers and got outscored 44-24 on points in the paint. The Hillcats also outscored Baker 20-5 on points off turnovers.
Senior Gloria Atanmo led the way offensively with 18 points and 11 rebounds to record her first double-double of the season. Atanmo finished the contest 9-for-17 from the floor.
11.11.11 | Women's Basketball
Ottawa outlasts Baker 65-61
OTTAWA, Kan. – Two players scored in double figures for Baker Friday night, but it wasn’t enough as Ottawa hung on to defeat the Wildcats 65-61.
Alisha Fanshier led the way with 16 points while shooting 7-for-16 from the floor. Gloria Atanmo pulled down nine rebounds and 14 points, just one board shy of her first double-double of the season.
11.8.11 | Women's Basketball
Shelbi Petty’s game-winning three lifts Baker past Friends, 56-55
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Trailing by 11 points with three minutes in regulation didn’t mean anything to the young Baker Wildcats women’s basketball team as they grabbed their first win of the season over Friends University Tuesday evening.
With three seconds remaining in regulation, freshman Shelbi Petty took two dribbles and fired a three-pointer to lift Baker to a 56-55 victory over the Falcons.
11.8.11 | Women's Basketball
Holton High School standout Macy Wallisch inks with Baker
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Macy Wallish a 6’3 post player from Holton High School has officially signed her Letter of Intent with the Wildcats for next season.
Wallish was named to the Jackson County all-league team in 2011 after leading her team to the 2011 4-A State Championship with an undefeated 26-0 record. Wallish is also a member of the track and field team and qualified for the state championships in the women’s triple jump. She was also named an alternate on the 4x400 team the past three seasons. The Denison, Kan., native plans on majoring in Biology (Pre-Medicine).