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January 29, 2003

Wrestling BIT set

for Saturday at BJHS

From Signal Staff Reports

The second-annual Baldwin Invitational Tournament for wrestling will be Saturday at the Baldwin Junior High School gym, with action starting at 9 a.m.

The tournament field includes two state-ranked teams, Baldwin High School which is No. 9, and Abilene, which is No. 5. Other teams are Council Grove, Kansas City Sumner, Lansing, Marysville, Mill Valley, Royal Valley, Shawnee Heights and Tonganoxie.

BHS won last year's inaugural event, followed by Tonganoxie. Helping the Bulldogs win the title were champions Joe Bonner, Derek Lang and Witt Hinton. Bonner also won the Gorrarian Award for the most falls.

Second-place finishers for BHS were Wayne Sage, Adam Halford, Kyle Flory and Dan Hamilton. Luke Halford and Chris Hirschman finished third. As a team, the Bulldogs won the Sportsmanship Award as voted on by officials.

Baker men fall to

Culver-Stockton

From Signal Staff Reports

Cold shooting doomed the Baker University Wildcats to a 69-51 loss to Culver-Stockton Thursday in Collins Gym.

Baker shot just 31 percent from the field for the game, including a paltry 5 percent from the 3-point arc. Culver-Stockton countered with 41 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point land.

The Wildcats also took a beating on the boards, being out rebounded 45-31. Turnovers were even, with Baker having 12 and Culver Stockton 11.

Behind those numbers, Culver-Stockton raced to a 39-28 halftime lead and then outscored the Wildcats 30-23 in the second half for the 18-point win. The loss dropped BU's record to 11-10 overall and 4-5 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. Culver-Stockton improved to 10-10 overall and 5-4 in conference.

Josh Flett, from Wellsville, topped the Baker scoring with 15 points. Ryan Tenbrink added 12 points and Pedro Dos Santos chipped in with 10. Flett also had six rebounds and Tenbrink had five. Scott Johnson chipped in with four assists.

The Wildcats played at Benedictine Monday, but no information was available on the game. Next action for the Wildcats will be Thursday at home against Mid-America Nazarene. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Collins Gym.

Baker women down

Culver-Stockton, 67-52

From Signal Staff Reports

The Baker University Wildcat women topped Culver-Stockton 67-52 Thursday at home to improve their record to 11-9 overall on the season.

In the Culver-Stockton game, Baker used a 41-25 rebounding edge to help pave the way to the 15-point win. Baker was up 29-19 at halftime and increased the lead with a 38-33 advantage in the second half.

Erin Robinson had 17 points to lead the way, but Amber Burkland was close behind with 16 and Gayla Brown chipped in with a dozen. Brown topped the rebounding with 11 and Melissa Cox had seven. Cory Shoaf helped out with five assists.

Baker shot 38 percent from the floor and 56 percent from the free throw line. Culver-Stockton countered with 39 and 62 percent totals.

Baker played Benedictine on the road Monday, but no results were available. Next action for the Wildcats is at 5 p.m. Thursday in Collins Gym against Mid-America Nazarene.

From Signal Staff Reports

Baldwin High School will be the site for nationally ranked collegiate wrestling on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Baldwin will play host to a dual between Neosho County Community College and Labette County Community College starting at 7 p.m.

The NCCC Panthers have been ranked between No. 3 and No. 7 this season, while the LCCC Cardinals have been No. 9. Both teams have quite a few Kansas wrestlers on their rosters. NCCC has been a national champion and national runner-up in two of the last three years.

"We are excited to bring some high-caliber collegiate wrestling to our community," said BHS coach Kit Harris. "It should be an exciting dual. They are big rivals and both have excellent teams. Many of their starters will go on to a division one school to compete next, and several already have won world-level honors."

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

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