Baker men win three out of four
Baker University's mens basketball team played four games in the last week, two of which were in the Baker University Invitational, and one each against McPherson College and St. Mary. When the dust had settled, the Wildcats had won three of those four.
Monday night's battle at home against St. Mary was the freshest of the bunch and Baker won that one 86-60. Luke Harris led five Wildcats in double digits with 14 points. Pedro Dos Santos added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The victory moved Baker's record to 6-1 on the young season, while St. Mary fell to 0-5. St. Mary was led by Bryan Shelly's 14 points.
In the first game of that four-game stretch, Baker matched up against McPherson College. Baker played a strong game, coming out on top 81-76. Leading the way for Baker was sophomore Josh Flett, from Wellsville, with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Brandon McDonnell, from Topeka, had 19 points and nine assists.
In the second game that Baker played, the Wildcats matched up against Dana University. Baker won the game 78-67. Leading the way for Baker was sophomore Flett with 32 points and 10
In the third game, Baker played Midland College. In a tough defensive battle, Baker lost 70-64, as the Wildcats lost their first game of the season for a record of 5-1 on the season. Leading the way for Baker was Dos Santos, a junior from Goianni, Brazil, with 17 points and six rebounds. Flett contributed 11 rebounds and seven points, and junior guard McDonnell had 12 points and three assists.
Next action for Baker will be tonight when the Wildcats play host to arch rival Ottawa University in Collins Gym. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Wildcats will travel to Topeka for a 7:30 p.m. game against Washburn University.
A trip to the Nebraska Wesleyan Classic in Lincoln on Nov. 29-30 will close out the November portion of the schedule. Dec. 3 opens the new month's play with a home game against Missouri Valley at 7:30 p.m. in Collins Gym.