Baker University sports roundup
Wildcats top Lindenwood to remain in title chase
Junior Emily Gibson scored 17 points and hauled in 14 rebounds, lifting Baker University to a 65-59 women’s basketball victory over Lindenwood on Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.
Junior Aubree Gustin contributed 11 points for Baker, which improved to 13-8 overall and 9-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference to remain a game behind Evangel in the league race.
The Wildcats connected on 15 of 16 free throws in the victory.
Last Thursday in Atchison, Baker, hindered by a season-high 24 turnovers, lost 73-62 to Benedictine for its second conference setback of the season.
Sophomore Gloria Atanmo scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed five rebounds to pace the Wildcats. Gustin added 11 points and Gibson chipped in 10.
Baker will play host to Central Methodist at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Collins Center.
Lindenwood defeats Baker men, 64-44
Down by three points with 12:29 left in the second half, Baker University was outscored 24-7 in the final minutes, falling 64-44 to Lindenwood in men’s basketball on Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.
Andre Strozier scored 12 points and Malcolm Greer added 11 points and eight rebounds to pace the Wildcats (7-14 overall and 0-11 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference).
On Thursday in Atchison, Benedictine held off Baker for a 78-68 victory.
Greer scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. Strozier and Jaris Wommack both scored 17 points.
The Wildcats will play host to conference leader Central Methodist at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Collins Center.
Wrestlers place third at Kansas Cup
Baker University’s wrestling team, led by finalists Jacob Nowak and Levi Calhoun, placed third on Sunday at the Kansas Cup Invitational in Wichita.
Nowak (184 pounds) and Calhoun (285 pounds) both finished second in their respective weight classes. Baker placed eight other wrestlers.
All Kansas colleges and universities sponsoring a varsity wrestling program — Baker, Fort Hays State, Kansas Newman, Neosho County Community College, Pratt Community College and Labette Community College — entered 10 wrestlers in the tournament. Colby Community College did not field a team because of injuries. Fort Hays State and Labette placed 1-2 in the team standings.
The Wildcats will travel to York (Neb. ) College on Friday for their final dual of the season. Baker is 4-0 in duals.