Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2004

Baker men win basketball opener

November 4, 2004

More than 400 people witnessed the Baker men's basketball team start the 2004-05 season with a 72-49 win over Haskell Indian Nations University Tuesday in the Collins Center.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but saw the Fighting Indians recover with good defense. Baker led 28-23 at halftime, then broke away on a 23-4 run to start the second half, capped off by sophomore Darin Redeker of Olpe making three consecutive three-point baskets. The Wildcats outscored Haskell 44 to 26 in the second half. The Wildcats made 52-percent of their shots in the second half, including five of seven three-pointers.

Four Wildcat starters scored in double figures. Junior transfer David Ward of Paola and sophomore Ross Thompson of Ottawa had 11 points apiece. Senior Josh Flett of Wellsville and sophomore DJ Watkins of Lawrence had 10 points apiece. Sophomore Darin Redeker had nine points, all on three-pointers.

Baker will play in the St. Mary's Classic Friday and Saturday in Leavenworth, Kan. The Wildcats return home to host Bethany College at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

HASKELL (49)

King 2-13 2-2 6, Yellowbird-Stevens 1-7 1-2 3, Parker 1-6 0-0 3, Spoonhunter 1-7 0-0 2, Lelonek 3-8 0-0 7, Hogner 0-2 0-1 0, Rector 2-3 0-0 5, Oliveira 6-13 3-4 15, Favel 0-0 0-0 0, Hill 1-2 2-2 5, Pendleton 0-2 3-5 3, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-63 11-16 49.

BAKER (72)

Flett 3-5 4-4 10, Thompson 4-5 3-5 11, Watkins 2-4 5-6 10, Schifers 0-5 2-3 2, Ward 5-10 0-0 11, Kahler 1-2 0-0 2, Toren 1-3 2-2 4, Woolery 0-1 0-0 0, Hannon 1-2 0-0 3, Roberts 2-6 1-1 5, Tregemba 2-4 0-0 4, Walls 0-2 0-0 0, Mills 0-0 1-2 1, Redeker 3-7 0-0 9. Totals 24-56 18-23 72.

Halftime -- Baker 72, Haskell 49. Fouled Out -- Hill. Rebounds -- Haskell 32 (Oliveira 7), Baker 40 (Ward 6). Assists -- Haskell 5 (Yellowbird-Stevens 2), Baker 13 (Scifers 4). Total fouls -- Haskell 23, Baker 19.

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