Baker men, women in action
Baker University dropped a pair of home games during the last week. First was a 77-62 loss to Central Methodist on Thursday and on Monday the Wildcats fell 75-71 in a close overtime contest with Evangel.
In Monday's OT thriller, Baker rallied back from a 40-33 halftime deficit with a 34-27 advantage in the second half to force the extra period. There Evangel outscored the Cats 8-4 to take the win.
Baker had 17 points each from Brandon McDonnell and Lee Driver, with Josh Flett chipping in with a dozen. Both McDonnell and Driver were five-of-seven from the 3-point stripe as Baker hit 58 percent from that mark. Flett topped the rebounding with nine and Scott Johnson had five assists.
In the Thursday game, Baker and Central Methodist were tied 36-36 at halftime, but the Wildcats succumbed to a 41-26 second-half run. Pedro Dos Santos led the Cats with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brett Woolery had 12 points and Flett had 11.
The losses dropped Baker's record to 13-16 overall and 6-11 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. Evangel moved to 18-7 and 14-2, while Central improved to 20-7 and 11-4. Next action for the Wildcats is Thursday at Lindenwood, followed by a home game Saturday against Graceland. Tip-off at the Collins Center is 7:30 p.m.
Baker women split
in action at home
The Baker University women took a 71-60 victory over Central Methodist Thursday in the Collins Center, but didn't have the same success Monday when the Wildcats fell 64-47 to Evangel.
In Thursday's victory, Baker was down 33-30 at halftime, but erased that deficit with a 41-27 second-half surge. The Cats had balanced scoring with 19 points from Gayla Brown, 15 from Erin Robinson, 12 from Amber Koblitz and 10 from Melissa Cox. Brown also had nine rebounds and Amber Burkland had five assists.
In Monday's game, Evangel was up 30-27 at halftime and increased that with a 34-20 edge in the second half. Cox was the lone Wildcat in double digits with 11 points. Robinson had seven rebounds and six assists.
The split left Baker with a 15-13 overall record and a 10-7 mark in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. Evangel moved to 20-8 and 15-2, while Central Methodist fell to 9-17 and 4-11.
Next up for the Wildcats are a road game at Lindenwood Thursday and a home game Saturday against Graceland. Tip-off Saturday is 5 p.m. in the Collins Center.