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5.23.11 | Women's Basketball

Ben Lister named head coach of Baker women's basketballBenLister09

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Ben Lister has been named head coach of the Baker University women’s basketball program, Baker athletics director Theresa Yetmar announced on Monday.

Lister, an assistant women’s basketball coach at Barton County Community College, takes over for Susan Decker, who resigned earlier this spring after coaching the Lady ’Cats for 11 seasons.

Coach Lister served as an assistant coach at Barton County Community College for four years. During his time at Barton, the Cougars compiled a 94-36 record and won the 2008 and 2009 Jayhawk West Conference Championship on their way to a Region VI Championship.

4.11.11 | Women's Basketball

Baker University women’s basketball head coach Susan Decker to step down

Susan Decker

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University women’s basketball coach Susan Decker announced on Monday that she has resigned her post after 11 seasons leading the Wildcat program.

Decker, a former NAIA All-American at Tabor College from 1989-1992, said she felt that this was the right time to transition to a new professional challenge and turn the program over to new leadership.  Decker will expand her current part-time teaching role to become a full-time faculty member at the Baker’s College of Arts and Sciences in the fall of 2011.

“I am really excited for the opportunity that Baker has provided for me to move in a new direction with my teaching career,” Decker said. “Baker basketball will continue to hold a special place in my heart and I will always be grateful for the opportunity that was given to me by Dan Harris and Baker University 11 years ago to become the women's basketball coach.  I want to send a special thank you to all the administration, faculty, staff, current and former players of Baker.  This has been a tremendous experience in my life and one I will never forget.”

3.24.11 | Women's Basketball

Brittany Hines named NAIA Scholar-AthleteBrittany Hines

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University’s Brittany Hines (Hutchinson, Kan.) was named a 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, one of 127 Division I women’s basketball student-athletes to earn the distinction, the NAIA announced on Monday.

Hines finished second on the team in scoring averaging 13.9 points per game. She also set the Baker single-game record for points scored (34) in the Grand Canyon Classic held in Phoenix, Arizona over winter break.

3.3.11 | Women's Basketball

Baker women fall in opening round of HAAC Playoffs to Lindenwood 65-59

Brooke Sanders

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Wildcats played a near flawless first half, but Lindenwood came out hot after the break hitting 11-of-19 shots to go on an early 9-0 run that ultimately doomed Baker.

Brooke Sanders scored a career-high 17 points to go along with five assists and two blocks. Brittany Hines was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures with 10 points. Sanders finished the game 6-for-9 from the field and 4-for-7 from beyond the arc.

3.2.11 | HAAC Playoffs

Second season begins on Wednesday at Lindenwood for Baker women

2011 HAAC Playoffs

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Coming off a big win on Senior Day over Graceland University, the Baker women’s basketball team will look to ride a new wave of momentum as it opens the Heart of America Athletic Conference postseason tournament on Wednesday evening at No. 2 seed Lindenwood University. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m in St. Charles.

During the regular season, the Wildcats (15-15, 10-10 HAAC) defeated Lindenwood 71-66 on Dec. 4 in Baldwin City but fell 76-62 on Jan. 29 in St. Charles. The Lions (20-9, 15-5) are coming off a 67-56 Senior Day victory over William Jewell College.

2.28.11 | Women's Basketball

Hines, Gibson and Gustin named to women’s basketball all-HAAC squad

All-HAAC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three Baker University seniors grabbed all-Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s basketball honors on Sunday evening as Brittany Hines (Hutchinson, Kan.) and Emily Gibson (Kansas City, Mo.) were named to the all-HAAC second team while Aubree Gustin (Topeka, Kan.) received honorable mention.

Gibson leads the Wildcats with 14.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Hines averages 14.1 points per game while Gustin checks in with 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

2.26.11 | Women's Basketball

Gibson ties career-high in Senior Day victory over Graceland

Emily Gibson

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team went out in style Saturday afternoon defeating Graceland University 68-59.

Emily Gibson (pictured) tied a career-high with 27 points while shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 10-for-13 from the charity stripe. She also pulled down 11 rebounds in the contest to record her ninth double double of the season. Brittany Hines was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures with 10 points.

2.24.11 | Women's Basketball

Big second half pushes MidAmerica Nazarene past Baker

Brittany Hines

OLATHE, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team struggled to shoot the ball yet again on Thursday evening falling to MidAmerica Nazarene University 61-46.

The Wildcats (14-15, 9-10 HAAC) shot just 18-for-56 (32 percent) from the field, and only went 1-for-8 (12.5 percent) from beyond the arc. The Pioneers (11-18, 9-10 HAAC) bench played a key role in the victory outscoring the Wildcats 33-8.

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