Baker women continue to improve on record
It was up and over the .500 mark for the Baker University Wildcat women Saturday at home. The Wildcats topped Avila 79-72 to improve their record to 9-8 on the season. However, it was back to .500 Monday when the fell 73-54 to Evangel.
Baker was up 31-28 at halftime against Avila and bumped that lead upward with a 48-44 advantage in the second half. The second-half edge was helped by four-of-six shooting from the 3-point stripe.
Melissa Cox topped the Wildcats with 18 points and Erin Robinson added 11. Robinson also had five assists and four steals. Amber Koblitz had eight rebounds and Gretchen Schroeder had six.
The Baker women defeated Central Methodist College Thursday, 86-78. Cory Shoaf, a junior from Bonner Springs, led the way for Baker with 18 points and six assists. Robinson, a sophomore guard from Topeka, had 16 points, and Amber Burklund, a senior from Olsburg, scored 14 points and had eight assists for the Wildcats.
In Monday's winning-streak-ending loss, Evangel jumped to a 45-30 halftime lead and coasted from there. Robinson was the only Baker player to reach double digits with 15 points. BU is now 9-9 overall and 4-3 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play.
Baker will take on Lindenwood at home Thursday in a 5:30 p.m. game at Collins Gym. The Wildcats will be on the road Saturday against Graceland in Lamoni, Iowa.