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1.28.10 | Men's Basketball

Shorthanded Wildcats fall at BenedictineMalcolm Greer

ATCHISON, Kan. - A shorthanded and undersized Baker men's basketball team gave a valiant effort before falling 68-78 to rival Benedictine College Thursday evening.

The Wildcats, playing without Ryan Douvier, Jack Shortell, and Ryckey Harper are without a true post player in uniform and have been injury plagued all season.

Baker and Benedictine played head-to-head for the first 20 minutes of play. Baker cut a 10 point deficit to four heading into the half, but the Wildcats deficit stretched to 15 in the second half with 10 minutes to go.

The Wildcats managed to get three players in double figures, including senior Malcolm Greer (pictured), who scored a game-high 19 points and shot 7-11 from the field. Andre Strozier and Jaris Wommack chipped in with 17 apiece.

As a team, the Wildcats shot better than Benedictine from the field, finishing the game at a 49.1-percent clip.

Baker will travel to Lindenwood University Saturday evening for a 8:30 p.m., tipoff.

Jan 28, 2010
Baker University vs. Benedictine College

Baker University (7-13, 0-10)
Andre Strozier 6-11 0-0 17, Austin Bond 3-7 0-0 6, Manuel Medina 0-1 0-0 0, Joe Wachter 0-0 0-0 0, Brock Entner 4-10 0-0 9, Sam Kenney 0-3 0-0 0, Malcolm Greer 7-11 4-6 19, Jaris Wommack 7-12 0-1 17. Totals 27-55 4-7 68

Benedictine College ( 14-6, 7-4)
Keith Winn Jr. 1-3 0-0 2, Kristian Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Jeremy Hamilton 3-4 0-0 9, Jack Johnson 0-6 2-2 2, Tony Anderson 1-1 0-0 2, Geno McNeil 4-5 4-4 12, Alex Miller 6-16 1-2 14, Chris McFaul 7-8 0-0 17, Chris Bonham 9-20 2-3 20, Trei'Von Daniels 0-0 0-0 0, Chris Corless 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-65 9-11 78

SCORE BY PERIODS1st2ndTOTAL
Baker University343468
Benedictine College384078

FG%: Baker University .491, Benedictine College .477. 3-pt FG:Baker University 10-22 (Strozier 5-8, Bond 0-3, Entner 1-4, Greer 1-1, Wommack 3-6), Benedictine College 7-13 (Winn Jr. 0-1, Williams 0-1, Hamilton 3-3, Johnson 0-2, Miller 1-3, McFaul 3-3). Rebounds: Baker University 24 (Strozier 9), Benedictine College 32 (Bonham 10). Fouls Baker University 14, Benedictine College 13. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: Baker University 17 (Greer 4), Benedictine College 13 (McNeil 4). Steals: Baker University 7 (Strozier 2), Benedictine College 9 (McFaul 4). Blocked shots: Baker University 4 (Greer 3), Benedictine College 2 (Bonham 2). Turnovers: Baker University 12, Benedictine College 8.

1.27.10| Men's Basketball

Baker Wildcats (7-12, 0-9) at Benedictine Ravens (13-6, 6-4)
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 * Atchison, Kan. * Ralph Nolan Gymnasium * 7:30 p.m.

THE SERIES

The Baker Wildcats visit the Benedictine Ravens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for their second meeting of the season. The December contest resulted in a 79-68 win for the Ravens. The Wildcats don’t have to look far, however, for their last win against BC. Baker defeated Benedictine on Dec. 2, 2008, by a score of 71-67. Baker enters this week’s contest with an overall record of 7-12 and a conference record of 0-9. Benedictine carries a 13-6 record, going 6-4 in the HAAC.

1.25.10| Men's Basketball

Baker ready for Central Methodist University contest

FAYETTE, Mo. - The Baker men’s basketball team (7-11, 0-8) continues conference play against Central Methodist University (14-5, 8-1) Monday at 7:30 at Puckett Field House. The Wildcats look for their first HAAC win after coming off a 65-83 loss to Graceland University.

Four Baker players reached double-digit marks against the Yellow Jackets, including Malcolm Greer with 16 points and Austin Bond (pictured) with 14 points. Greer and Andre Strozier lead the Wildcats in scoring on the season.

CMU looks to keep rolling after taking down Culver-Stockton College 88-54. Matt Sherman posted a team-high 23 points.

1.23.10 | Men's Basketball

Carter, Graceland blow out Baker 83-65Malcolm Greer

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Jewell Carter scored 34 points, 27 of which came in the first half as Graceland pulled away for a 83-65 rout of the Wildcats on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets (10-10, 4-6) outscored Baker 50-28 in the first half, while the Wildcats (7-11, 0-8) shot 39 percent (11-28) compared to the Yellow Jackets' 65 percent (20-31).

Malcolm Greer led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 16 points and pulling down 10 rebounds to record his third double-double of the season.

1.21.10 | Men's Basketball

Baker men fall at MNU

OLATHE, Kan. - The MNU Pioneers led the entire game on their way to a 78-51 victory over Baker University Thursday evening. Baker dropped to 7-10 overall and 0-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Andre Strozier led the scoring attack for the Wildcats, netting 19 points off 7-10 shooting from the floor and 2-5 shooting from beyond the arc.

1.21.10 l Men's Basketball

Baker men travel to MidAmerica NazareneAndre Strozier

Olathe, Kan. -  The men’s basketball team (7-10, 0-6) will look for their first conference win of the season when they face rival MidAmerica Nazarene University (9-8, 3-4). Tip-off immediately follows the Baker women’s game, which is set to start at 5:30 p.m.

The Baker men have lost three in a row and have not won since Jan. 2 when they faced Bethel College in Newton, Kan. Andre Strozier (pictured) leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding with 13.81 points and 8.19 rebounds per game. Strozier has recorded five double-doubles on the season.

1.16.10 | Men's Basketball

Vikings roll to victory over Baker 78-59Austin Bond

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - At times, Baker showed it could hang with one of the top teams in the conference. However, head coach Rick Weaver knew it would take a full team effort to defeat the Vikings, "To beat a good team you've got to have five or six guys get hot. That unfortunately didn't happen today."

Baker closed the gap to within five points midway through the second half, but ultimately the Vikings proved to be too much.

1.14.10 | Men's Basketball

Baker's Greer surpasses 1,000 career points Malcolm Greer

LIBERTY, Mo. - Senior Malcolm Greer (Carrollton, Texas) transferred to Baker in 2008 and over the past two years has become one of the best performers in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

During Thursday's 50-85 loss at William Jewell, Greer (pictured) continued to leave his mark on the Baker basketball program.

Greer's 10-point effort against the Cardinals (10-6, 5-2) pushed him over the 1,000-point plateau, with his final basket giving him 1,003 career points.

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