Baker men win third straight; women drop third
The Baker University men's basketball team polished off three straight wins with a 71-67 victory over Ottawa University Monday night. It was the opposite for the BU women as they lost their third straight.
In the Ottawa victory, Aaron Schwerman, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Beloit, led the way with 25 points. Senior Julio Dos Santos, a 6-10 center from Goiania, Brazil, added 14 points.
Saturday, the Wildcats beat Missouri Valley 76-66 and on Thursday they beat Benedictine 73-68. In the win over Benedictine, 5-10 senior Kyle Deterding from Wellsville had a team-high 16 points, including four of four from the 3-point stripe. Deterding also had seven rebounds and five assists.
John Duncanson added 13 points for Baker and Nick Wood and John Macan each chipped in with 11. Wood and Macan each hit three 3-pointers as the Wildcats combined for 14 for 24 shooting from the bonus line.
The victories improved Baker's overall mark to 16-14 and 10-6 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. BU is in third place in the conference, just a game out of second. Baker plays host to Evangel Thursday at 8 p.m.
The BU women lost 59-47 to Benedictine, 67-39 to Missouri Valley and 88-80 to Ottawa. Amy Feuerborn topped the Cats in scoring against Ottawa with 20 points. Triece Baker had 11 points against Missouri Valley to lead the way. Against Benedictine, Cindy Renyer had 12 points, Baker 11 and Monique Everett 11.
The Baker women now stand at 15-15 overall and 5-11 in the HAAC. The Wildcats play host to Evangel Thursday at 6 p.m.