1.21.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker to take on conference foe MidAmerica Nazarene Thursday evening
OLATHE, Kan. - The Baker women (10-6, 6-0) look to remain flawless in conference play as they travel Thursday to MidAmerica Nazarene University (9-8, 4-3). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Cook Center, which has proven to be a difficult venue for the Wildcats, who have gone 1-8 while visiting the Pioneers over the past nine years.
Baker looks to turn things around, however, by keeping the momentum gained by a 73-53 win over Missouri Valley College. Junior standout Emily Gibson (pictured) paved the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Gibson leads the Wildcats, averaging 14.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.
1.18.10 | Women's Basketball
Gibson named HAAC Player of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baker University junior Emily Gibson (pictured) was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. Gibson averaged 17.5 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists for the Wildcats last week.
Gibson highlighted the week with 15 points and nine rebounds in a 62-60 victory at William Jewell College last Thursday.
Gibson leads the HAAC with 9.5 rebounds per game and ranks second with 1.81 blocks per game.
Baker, 10-6 overall and 6-0 in conference, heads to MidAmerica Nazarene on Thursday. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.
1.16.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker overpowers Missouri Valley 73-53
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team posted its sixth-straight conference victory Saturday, downing Missouri Valley 73-53.
The Wildcats (10-6, 6-0) were led by junior Emily Gibson (pictured), who recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Brooke Soske chipped in with eight points and two rebounds.
"I'm really happy with how our team executed our game plan," said Baker head coach Susan Decker.
1.14.10 | Women's Basketball
Wildcats overtake first place with 62-60 win over William Jewell
LIBERTY, Mo. - Free throws saved the day. Aubree Gustin scored 10 points, including two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation, and Baker (9-6,5-0) held on to beat William Jewell (13-4,6-1) for the first time since 2007.
Emily Gibson recorded a game-high 15 points with nine rebounds, and Brittany Hines chipped in with 14.
After William Jewell missed a layup that would have given the Cardinals the lead, the Wildcats got the ball into the hands of their most consistent free throw shooter. Gustin sank both free throws to give the Wildcats their marquee victory of the season.
1.12.10 | Women's Basketball
Baker women's basketball receives votes in top-25 poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 4-0 start in the Heart of America Athletic Conference has garnered Baker University votes for the NAIA Division I women’s basketball top-25 poll.
The Wildcats (8-6 overall) received six points in this week’s poll to rank No. 35 nationally.
1.9.10 | Women's Basketball
Lady Cats run past Culver-Stockton, 83-43
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Five players reached double figures as the Wildcats defeated Culver-Stockton (3-10, 0-5) 83-43 Saturday afternoon at the George F. Collins Center.
Junior Aubree Gustin (pictured) led the way, scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to record her second double-double of the season. Also scoring in double figures were Emily Gibson (14), Brittany Hines (11), Cameron Roland (11) and Gloria Atanmo (10).
Baker (8-6, 4-0) outscored the Wildcats 51-20 in the first half, leading to their 40-point victory.
1.8.10 | Women's Basketball
Women's basketball to host Culver-Stockton College Saturday afternoon
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The first-place Baker women's basketball team (7-6, 3-0), winners of three straight conference games, returns to Heart of America Conference play Saturday, Jan. 9, against Culver-Stockton College (3-9, 0-4). Tip-off is at 2 p.m. in the George F. Collins Center.
Transfers Emily Gibson and Brittany Hines have lived up to their billing so far this season. Gibson averages 14.2 points, 1.6 steals, 1.9 blocks and 9.5 rebounds per game, while Hines averages 10.5 points per game.
Culver-Stockton will play their first game in 24 days when they step on the court against Baker. Culver Stockon is led by Lisa Plattner, who averages 9.5 points per game. The Wildcats have won just once on the road in six tries this season, a 54-49 season-opening victory at Stephens College (Mo.) on Nov. 3.
Date: Sat., Jan. 9, 2010
Tip: 2:00 p.m. CST
Location: Baldwin City, Kan.
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1.1.10 | Women's Basketball
Gibson records sixth double-double as Baker women roll
HILLSBORO, Kan. - The Baker women's basketball team improved its season record to 7-5 on Friday evening by defeating Tabor College 62-55.
Three players scored in double digits. Junior Emily Gibson recorded her sixth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points while pulling down 10 rebounds, Brittany Hines chipped in with 12 points off 4-7 shooting from the field and 2-4 from beyond the arc, and Aubree Gustin added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
Baker forced the Bluejays into 19 turnovers, stealing the ball 11 times in the contest.
The Wildcats will be back in action Saturday when they face Sterling College, 8-3, at 1 p.m. Sterling comes into the contest ranked 25th in the NAIA DII national rankings.