FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2018
Contact: Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications
No. 13 BU Bounces Back For Win Over Rival No. 6 MNU
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 13 ranked Baker University women’s basketball bounced back with an upset victory over rival No. 6 MNU, 80-67, on Wednesday night inside the Collins Center.
BU improves to 15-4 overall and 6-2 in conference play, while MNU falls to 14-3 and 6-2 in Heart action.
The Wildcats have won four-straight against the Pioneers, including a three-game sweep last season.
BU is now in a three-way tie for second-place in the Heart South and travels to Oskaloosa, Iowa this Saturday, Jan. 20 to take on William Penn who is in first-place in the Heart North with its 7-1 conference record.
In the first quarter, MNU held a 22-18 advantage before Baker went into the break leading, 44-43.
The second quarter was highlighted by Anna Hignight who recorded 14 points in the frame and knocked down four, three-point field goals.
The Wildcats’ best quarter came in the third, as they outscored the Pioneers 20-10, before closing the game out in the final period for the victory.
Five ‘Cats scored in double-digits including Hignight with 20, Sydnie Hanson and Caitlin Modesett with 15 each, while Courtney Hoag scored 12, and Taylor Smith netted 11.
Tristin Wicks was the leading scorer for MNU with 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting and 11-of-14 from the free-throw line.
Baker shot 45.3-percent from the field and 37.5-percent from behind the arc.
The Wildcat defense forced 12 Pioneer turnovers, and held MNU to 37.3-percent shooting from the field and MNU shot just 21.1-percent from three-point land on 4-of-19 shooting.