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November 7, 2017
Contact: Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications
Men’s Basketball Improves to 2-0
BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The Baker University men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 to open up the season with an 85-59 win over Kansas Christian College on Tuesday night.
The ‘Cats got a big night from senior Tyree Peter, as he recorded a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Vandy Hopson joined him in double figures with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Peter went 7-of-11 from the floor and grabbed five offensive rebounds, one more then the entire Kansas Christian team.
The Wildcat defense held the Eagles to just 31.1-percent shooting on 19-of-61 and 8-of-25 shooting from three-point range.
Offensively, Baker shot 46.2-percent from the field and 22-of-30 from free-throw range. 13 different Wildcats scored a point on the night and Baker dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Eagles, 49-26.
Daniel Young and Jose Izquiedo each grabbed seven rebounds apiece. Young had four offensive boards.
Baker had 15 assists on its 30 field goals made with Brock Mick leading the way with his four assists.
The game headed into halftime with Baker up 38-32, then the ‘Cats began to pull away in the second half, as they outscored the Falcons, 85-59.
BU returns home this weekend, as the host the 2017 Baker Classic. The ‘Cats will take on St. Gregory’s (Okla.) this Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., then faces Haskell on Saturday, November 11 at 4 p.m. inside the Collins Center.