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Baker University roundup

January 6, 2011

Senior Hines sets scoring record for game

Senior guard Brittany Hines on Friday scored a school-record 34 points, lifting Baker University’s women’s basketball team to an 86-76 victory over Southwestern (Ariz.) College at the Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix.

Hines, of Hutchinson, scored 21 of her points from three-point range, connecting on 7 of 14 attempts beyond the arc. The seven treys tied a school record. Her 34-point outburst eclipsed the previous mark of 30 points, set by Jessica Pontious in 2005.

Senior Emily Gibson netted 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Courtney Goodrum and Aubree Gustin contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively.

On Thursday at the tournament, Gibson scored 18 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Wildcats in a 72-61 loss to the University of Rio Grande (Ohio). Baker led 45-42 with 11:34 remaining in the second half before Rio Grande unleashed a 10-0 run to take the lead for good. Hines added 13 points and Gloria Atanmo, a native of Avondale, Ariz., chipped in with 10.

Hines and Gibson were selected to the all-tournament team. Hines averaged 23.5 points and 2.5 assists per game. Gibson averaged 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in two games.

Baker (8-6) returns to conference play on Thursday when it faces Avila at 5:30 p.m. at the Collins Center.

Baker men drops Bethany 83-73

Senior Jaris Wommack scored a career-high 31 points to spark Baker University to an 83-73 men’s basketball victory over Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference leader Bethany on Monday in Lindsborg.

Wommack connected on 11 of 15 shots from the field, including 3 of 5 from three-point range. Andre Strozier contributed 13 points and six rebounds.

In the second half, the Wildcats shot 63 percent (19 of 30) from the field.

“Defeating a quality team on the road is always nice,” Wildcat coach Brett Ballard said. “I thought Jaris (Wommack) was terrific, but I’m really proud of the way Corey Anderson played again. He scored seven points coming off a career-high and really filled in the stat sheet nicely.”

On Saturday at the Columbia (Mo.) College Classic, Anderson scored 11 points in a 69-45 loss to No. 23 Columbia.

On Friday, Baker lost 68-61 to William Woods at the Columbia Classic. Austin Bond led all Wildcat scorers with 13 points. Strozier added 10 points.

The Wildcats (5-9) return to Heart of America Athletic Conference action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against Avila at the Collins Center.

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