Archive for Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wildcat women remain in conference title chase

February 18, 2010

Junior Emily Gibson scored 24 points and snagged 19 rebounds, sparking Baker University’s women’s basketball team to a 59-40 victory over Culver-Stockton on Saturday in Canton, Mo., as the Wildcats improved to 16-9 overall and 12-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

Gibson, leading the NAIA with 15 double-doubles this season, shot 9 of 13 from the field and had three blocks.

Aubree Gustin added 10 points for Baker, which remains in second place in the conference race with two weeks left. Evangel leads at 13-2.

On Thursday at the Collins Center, five players scored in double figures as Baker defeated Avila 62-52. Gustin and Gloria Atanmo led the Wildcats with 11 points apiece. Jenna Brantley, Brittany Hines and Emily Gibson all scored 10.

The Wildcats will play host to William Jewell at 5:30 p.m. tonight in a key conference contest. William Jewell is third in the conference at 10-4.

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