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01.12.12 | Men's Basketball

Men Fall at MNU

1.12.12 | Men's Basketball

Lamar wins No. 599 as Baker men fall to MNU, 79-69

Men Fall

OLATHE, Kan. – Going into the contest the Baker men’s basketball team knew it would need to play flawless on the road in order to have a chance at knocking off first place MidAmerica Nazarene. 21 turnovers later, it was Baker suffering a 79-69 setback to the Pioneers on Thursday evening.

MNU scored the first bucket of the game and never trailed from that point forward as Baker’s closet margin came at the 8:34 mark of the first half when the Wildcats pulled to within six points at 22-16. The Pioneers closed out the half with a 22-12 run in the final seven minutes.

Corey Anderson (pictured) finished the contest with a career-high 21 points while shooting 7-for-16 from the field and 5-for-8 from beyond the arc. Defensively Jack Shortell led the Wildcats on the glass with a career-high 14 rebounds and nine points.Corey Anderson

Baker (11-6, 4-2 HAAC) currently sits in fifth place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a key road game on Saturday against Graceland University (10-7, 2-4 HAAC).

MidAmerica Nazarene (11-7, 5-1 HAAC) is currently tied for first place with Evangel University. Five players finished in double figures for the Pioneers, with Rustin Dowd leading the way with 18 points. Longtime MidAmerica Nazarene head coach Rockey Lamar recorded his 599th career victory in the contest.

View the box score here.

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