Mixed bag for Baker in basketball action
Baker University's basketball teams have been busy, with mixed results. The Baker men split a pair of games, while the women won two games, but lost Monday to end their season.
The Wildcat women beat Graceland 69-68 at home on Thursday and topped Central Methodist 71-61 Saturday at the Collins Center. But, on Monday, they were downed 59-53 at Missouri Valley in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. That ended the season for them with a 12-20 overall record and 6-14 mark in HAAC play.
The Wildcat men beat Graceland 86-73 on Thursday, but fell on Saturday to Central Methodist by a 72-67 count. Baker was in action in the first round of HAAC play Tuesday night, but results weren't available by press time.
In the Central Methodist win by the women, Angie Miller had 29 points to lead the way. Triece Baker added 15 points and Monique Everett had 12. Baker and Amber Koblitz topped the rebounding with eight apiece. Against Graceland, Koblitz had 17 points and six rebounds. Baker had 14 points and Keri Zimmerman added 10.
The Baker men jumped out to a 51-33 first-half lead against Graceland and held off a late charge to take the win. Aaron Schwerman topped the scoring with 17 points. Scott Johnson added 12 points and Adam Glenn chipped in with 11. Pedro Dos Santos led the rebounding with seven.
In the loss to Central Methodist, Baker again had a first-half lead, 31-27, but this time couldn't hold on. Schwerman also had 17 points in that game. Ivica Simac tossed in 12 points and Nick Wood added 11. Simac also led the way in rebounding with 10.
The split left the Wildcats with a 11-20 overall record and a 6-14 slate in HAAC play.