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Women's basketball first in Heart after home wins

After Heart victories against MidAmerica Nazarene and Graceland, the Wildcats sit in first in the conference standings.

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Women beat Benedictine in Fab Four rematch

In their first meeting since the 2016 NAIA Fab Four, the No. 12 Baker Wildcats used a big fourth quarter to defeat the No. 14 Benedictine College Ravens 69-56 on Saturday in the Collins Center. The Wildcats have won six of their last nine against the Ravens and Baker improved to 9-2, 7-1 on the season.

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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2016-17 SCHEDULE

Overall record 13-4
Conference record 11-2

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, L 69-65
Columbia, Missouri

Dec. 10
vs Benedictine*, W 69-56
Baldwin City

Dec. 19
vs Southeastern, L 72-57
Baldwin City

Jan. 4
vs Evangel*, W 70-61
Baldwin City

Jan. 7
at Peru State*, W 83-64
Peru, Nebraska

Jan. 9
vs MidAmerica Nazarene*, W 85-60
Baldwin City

Jan. 12
vs Graceland*, W 78-49
Baldwin City

Jan. 18
vs Central Methodist*, L 80-75
Baldwin City

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

Jan. 23 - Away
at Grand View*
Des Moines, Iowa

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.
Atchison

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

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