Baker basketball splits against William Jewell
Wildcats knock off first-place William Jewell College 64-56
Three players scored in double figures to pace the Cats‘ to victory
The game wasn’t pretty, but the Baker University women’s basketball team managed to win a gritty affair with rival William Jewell College 64-56 on Thursday evening.
Heading into the break the Wildcats trailed 35-32, but hot shooting early in the second half led to Baker grabbing a 45-40 lead with 14 minutes remaining in regulation. The lead didn’t last. Baker went nearly nine minutes without scoring a single point and William Jewell Capitalized going on an 11-0 run. Baker clawed its way back into the game late going on an 18-2 run of their own to close out the Cardinals.
Emily Gibson led all Baker scorers with 18 points and nine rebounds. Brittany Hines added 17 points and Aubree Gustin chipped in with 12.
Points in the paint were key as the Wildcats outscored William Jewell College 36-24.
Baker will return to action on Saturday afternoon when it travels to Missouri Valley College for a 2 p.m., tip-off in Marshall, Mo.
Baker University- 58 (6-11, 2-5 HAAC)
William Jewell College (#19)- 70 (14-2, 5-1 HAAC)
Second half surge saves the day for William Jewell College
Jaris Wommack led the team in scoring with 19 points
The Baker men’s basketball team continues to fight hard, but it wasn’t enough to overcome William Jewell College on Thursday night.
Baker (6-11, 2-5 HAAC) and Jewell (14-2, 5-1 HAAC) were tied heading into the break at 29-29, but poor second half shooting hampered the Wildcats as they went 9-for-30 from the field. Jewell opened up the second half with a 10-0 run from which they never looked back.
Jaris Wommack led the team in scoring again with 19 points and Andre Strozier added 11.
Jewell had three players score in double figures while shooting 43 percent (23-for-54) from the field.
The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Missouri Valley College for a 4 p.m., tip-off.