Archive for Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Baker women lose to end record season

February 27, 2002

A 95-83 loss to top seed Evangel University in the Heart of America Athletic Conference semi-finals Saturday in Springfield, Mo., ended the most prolific season in Baker womens basketball season history. The Cats tied or broke 11 season and game team records in 2001-02.

Baker scored 50 points in the second half of its loss, but could not catch the Crusaders. Point guard Erin Robinson, freshman from Topeka, led the team in points and assists with 14 and four, respectively, while making five of nine field goal attempts. Angie Miller, senior from Topeka, scored 13 points in her final game as a Wildcat. Cory Shoaf (5-8 field goals), sophomore from Bonner Springs, and Gayla Brown (9-10 free throws), junior from Grandview, Mo., added 11 points apiece. The big second half enabled Baker to break the 1997-98 record of 2,356 points in a season by four points.

The Cats defeated fifth-seed Missouri Valley College 54-48 on Thursday in the first round of the tournament. Robinson led the team with 13 points and also had six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Amber Zenger, senior from Odessa, Texas, added eight points, five rebounds and three steals. Brown led the team with nine rebounds and five assists.

The squad set several team records with the victory. It was the Wildcat's 22nd win of the season (breaking the 1979-80 record of 21), fifth consecutive win (tying the 1996-97 and their own team record of five) and fifth consecutive conference win (breaking the 1996-97 record of four). Baker ended the season with a 22-13 overall record, 13-8 in HAAC play.

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