Women's Basketball


Women's basketball wins five straight

After winning five-consecutive conference games, the Baker Wildcats moved up one spot to No. 12 in the national rankings.

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Basketball teams sweep Avila

The women's and men's basketball teams both defeated Avila Monday in the Collins Center. The women won 73-52, while the men won 87-60.

No. 13 women fall in Heart semifinal rematch

After winning their Heart of America Athletic Conference opener at Clarke, the No. 13 Baker women dropped their first game of the season at No. 15 Central Methodist. The Wildcats lost 69-66 and fell to 3-1 overall.

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2016-17 women's basketball preview

Assistant Sports Editor Jim Joyner previews the No. 13 women's basketball team as the Wildcats look to return to the national tournament.

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Women fall to MNU in NAIA finals

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The Baker women lost to MidAmerica Nazarene 49-35 in the NAIA National Championship game on Tuesday night in Independence, Missouri. The Wildcats finish their best season in program history at 28-9, and the seniors finish with 94 wins in their four years.

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Women dominate Benedictine in Fab Four

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The Baker University women are into Tuesday night's NAIA national championship game after beating conference rival Benedictine 50-34 in the Fab Four. Senior Ericka Simpson’s career-high 24 points pushed the Wildcats to a dominating win Monday night at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri.

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Women clinch spot in Fab Four

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The No. 22 Baker women beat the No. 13 Lewis-Clark State Warriors 71-52 in the NAIA quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Independence, Missouri, and clinched a trip to the Fab Four for the first time in school history. The Wildcats will take on their conference rival Benedictine at 6 p.m. on Monday night.

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Women advance to national quarterfinals

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The No. 22 Baker Wildcats claimed a 70-56 win over No. 5 Shawnee State in the second round of the NAIA national championships on Friday afternoon in Independence, Missouri. The Wildcats play at 4 p.m. Saturday for a chance to go to the Final Four.

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Hot shooting leads BU women to first-round win

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The No. 22 Baker women opened up the NAIA national tournament with an 80-71 upset win over the No. 12 Columbia College Cougars Wednesday night. Senior Jami Hodge’s career-high 30 points and the team’s hot 3-point shooting pushed the Wildcats into Friday's second round.

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Macy Wallisch has always focused on defense

Not many opposing post players can shoot over Macy Wallisch or bust through her to get to the basket. She recently won her third straight Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year award.


2016-17 SCHEDULE

Overall record 8-1
Conference record 6-1

Nov. 4
vs Ottawa, W 81-70
(Heart/KCAC Classic)

Nov. 5
vs St. Mary, W 77-56
(Heart/KCAC Classic)

Nov. 12
at Clarke*, W 74-70
Dubuque, Iowa

Nov. 16
at Central Methodist*, L 69-66
Fayette, Missouri

Nov. 19
vs William Penn*, W 75-67
Baldwin City

Nov. 22
at Missouri Valley*, W 91-53
Marshall, Missouri

Nov. 28
vs Avila*, W 73-52
Baldwin City

Dec. 1
at Culver-Stockton*, W 76-53
Canton, Missouri

Dec. 3
at Mount Mercy*, W 76-44
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dec. 7
at Columbia, 7 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri

Dec. 10
vs Benedictine*, 2 p.m.
Baldwin City

Dec. 19
vs Southeastern, 2 p.m.
Baldwin City

Jan. 4
vs Evangel*, 5:30 p.m.
Baldwin City

Jan. 7
at Peru State*, 2 p.m.
Peru, Nebraska

Jan. 9
vs MidAmerica Nazarene*, 5:30 p.m.
Baldwin City

Jan. 12
vs Graceland*, 5:30 p.m.
Baldwin City

Jan. 14
at Grand View*, 2 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

Jan. 18
vs Central Methodist*, 5:30 p.m.
Baldwin City

Jan. 21
vs Clarke*, 2 p.m.
Baldwin City

Jan. 25
at Avila*, 5:30 p.m.
Kansas City, Missouri

Jan. 28
at William Penn*, 2 p.m.
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Jan. 30
vs Missouri Valley*, 5:30 p.m.
Baldwin City

Feb. 2
vs Culver-Stockton*, 5:30 p.m.
Baldwin City

Feb. 4
vs Mount Mercy*, 2 p.m.
Baldwin City

Feb. 8
at Evangel*, 5:30 p.m.
Springfield, Missouri

Feb. 11
at Benedictine*, 2 p.m.

Feb. 15
at MidAmerica Nazarene*, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 18
vs Peru State*, 2 p.m.
Baldwin City

Feb. 22
at Graceland*, 5:30 p.m.
Lamoni, Iowa.

Feb. 25
vs Grand View*, 2 p.m.
Baldwin City

*-denotes conference game