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Baker University roundup

February 3, 2011

Lindenwood snaps Baker men’s streak

No. 10 ranked Lindenwood shot 53 percent from the field and capitalized on 15 Baker turnovers, snapping the Wildcats’ three-game winning streak in men’s basketball with a 77-50 victory on Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.

Baker shot 35 percent (19 for 55) from the field. Andre Strozier scored a team-high 20 points to pace the Wildcats.

Meanwhile, the Lions connected on 28 of 53 field goal attempts to improve to 20-2 overall.

Baker (9-13 overall, 5-7 HAAC) will travel tonight to Central Methodist University. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. in Fayette, Mo.

Wildcat women fall to Lindenwood

Lindenwood led from start to finish in a 76-62 women’s basketball victory over Baker on Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.

Senior Emily Gibson scored a team-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field. She also pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots. Brittany Hines contributed 12 points.

Down 38-23 at halftime, Baker pulled within 53-49 with 10 minutes left.

The Wildcats (12-10, 7-5 HAAC) return to action tonight when they travel to Central Methodist University. Tipoff is 5:30 p.m. in Fayette, Mo.

Baker wrestler wins at Kansas Cup

Sophomore Parker Owen, of Carrollton, Texas, won the 174-pound weight class with a 3-2 decision in the final on Sunday at the Kansas Cup in Hays.

Baker finished second with 82.5 points in the tournament that showcases all of the wrestling programs in the state.

“Parker wrestled great today,” Wildcat coach Jimmy May said. “The whole team probably had their best performance of the season. Defeating some of the NCAA Div. II programs is a huge step forward for us. Today was a great day for our program.”

Baker has qualified 25 wrestlers for the NAIA Wrestling National Championships, set for March 3-5 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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